La scissione dell’atomo. I marxisti-leninisti e le origini del movimento filocinese in Italia
The splitting of the atom. The Marxist-Leninists and the origins of the pro-Chinese movement in Italy
Parole chiave:Communism, Italian communism, Maoism, Ideology, Italian politics
Starting from the early Sixties, the ideological landscape in Italian Communism – despite the enormous political hegemony that the Italian Communist Party (PCI) could continue to exercise – saw its compactness challenged by alternative and dissident theoretical “platforms”. The strong changes taking place at the international level and, above all, the radical upheaval in Soviet communism after 1953-1956 favoured the approach of many “revolutionary” militants of the PCI to the Chinese experience and to Mao’s communism.