Struggle Italian Style. "Storming Heaven: Class Composition and Struggle in Italian Autonomist Marxism" by Steve Wright. [review]
Until now, there has been little in either Italian or English that clearly maps the rise and fall of the 'autonomist Marxism' movement. Steve Wright, an academic at Monash University, has pulled off something of a coup with "Storming Heaven", creating a remarkably readable and thorough discussion not only of autonomist ideas but of the successes and failures of their political practice. Wright traces the origins of autonomism to the late 1940s and the Italian Communist Party’s shift towards the centre.