Bordigism (from the 1920s)

This line is named after Amadeo Bordiga, the first chair of the Italian Communist Party, which was established in 1921.

Bordiga was a principled revolutionary and a committed internationalist (see this archive); nevertheless, during the intra-party factional struggles of the 1920s, he was forced out of his leadership position, after which, as a staunch opponent of Stalinism, he adopted a left-wing communist approach. After 1945, Bordiga continued to influence the left-wing communist movement in Italy and proletarian revolutionaries in other countries.