On the Legacy of the International Working Men's Association after 150 Years: Interview with Marcello Musto

Authors

  • Vesa Oittinen
  • Marcello Musto

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-066-11-2015-04_3

Keywords:

Socialism, Strategy, History, Marxism, Movements

Abstract

The International Working Men's Association (IWMA), nowadays better known as the First International, was founded in London in September 1864. Despite the importance of the event, there has not been much attention to its 150th anniversary. To an extent, this reflects the situation of the present day, with the hegemony of neoliberal politics and, conversely, the weakness of the left, that does not seem to be interested in its own history and the lessons that might be extracted from past experiences.… Luckily, there are exceptions. Marcello Musto, an assistant professor of sociology at York University in Toronto, has contributed to two important presentations of the experience of the First International… The International after 150 Years: Labour Versus Capital, Then and Now …[and] the first English-language anthology on the IWMA, Workers Unite! The International 150 Years Later.

Published

2015-04-03

Issue

Section

Reprise

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