A Heterodox Marxist and His Century: Lelio Basso: Selected Writings
December 23, 2021
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About the Author
Lelio Basso (1903-1978) was a major figure of the Italian left. Engaged early on in clandestine work against Fascism, he later became a secretary of Italy's Socialist Party, a leader of radical politics, the organiser of the International Russell Tribunal, and an important Marxist scholar of Rosa Luxemburg.Chiara Giorgi is a researcher in Contemporary History at 'Sapienza' University of Rome in the Department of Philosophy and works with the Fondazione Basso. She has authored a biography of Lelio Basso and books on Fascism, Italian Colonialism, the Welfare State, and Socialism.