The Ventotene Manifesto in all EU laguanges The Ventotene Manifesto – Swedish Version – Translation by Stefano Fogelberg Rota, Hannes. island of Ventotene, draw up a manifesto for a free and united Europe. The Ventotene Manifesto. Ventotene: The Altiero Spinelli Institute for. Il manifesto di Ventotene has 28 ratings and 0 reviews. Se vogliamo che l’Europa abbia un futuro, è allo spirito di integrazione che si deve fare riuferi.

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But when this State control is achieved, it does not produce the desired results but leads to a regime where the entire population gentotene subservient to a restricted class of bureaucrats who run the economy. The multiple problems which poison international life on the continent have proved to be insoluble: Retrieved from ” https: During revolutionary times, when institutions are not simply to be administered but created, democratic procedures fail miserably.

In this way they can also hope to confound their adversaries’ ideas more easily, since for the popular masses, the only political experience acquired to date has been within the national context. Babas rated it it was amazing Dec 01, If, instead, the movement is backed only by the proletariat, it will be kanifesto of the clarity of thought which only intellectuals can give and which is so vital in identifying new paths and new duties: Martopix added it Dec 02, These beliefs place their trust in the “spontaneous generation” of events and institutions and the absolute goodness of drives originating among the grass roots.

Kelanth marked it as to-read Feb 20, The Ventotene Manifesto — Romanian The Ventotene Manifesto — Maltese Nilo Di Stefano marked it as to-read Feb 25, Ventotens the various proletarian tendencies, followers of class politics and collectivist ideals, the Communists have recognized the difficulty of obtaining a sufficient following to assure victory so that, unlike the other popular parties, they have turned themselves into a rigidly disciplined movement, exploiting the Russian myth in order to organize the workers, but which does not accept orders from them and uses them in all kinds of political manoeuvrings.

The Ventotene Manifesto in all EU laguanges

Cirano rated it it was amazing Apr 25, It would be superfluous to dwell at length on constitutional institutions, not knowing at this stage, or being able to foresee, the circumstances under which they will be drawn up and will have to operate. This page was last edited on 23 Novemberat Quotes mnifesto Il manifesto di V A political organization of this kind made it possible to correct or at least to minimize many of the most strident injustices inherited from previous regimes.


To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. These recruits will be the solid network that will give consistency to the more ephemeral sphere of the sympathizers.

The Ventotene Manifesto Italian: All the initial achievements would shrivel into nothing, faced with the need to prepare for war once more. This guiding principle is a natural feature in the process of forming a European economic life freed from the nightmares of militarism or national bureaucratism.

Il manifesto di Ventotene

If this end is achieved, the forces of reaction will have won. Gatosheva is currently reading it Feb 24, Luca rated it it was amazing Feb 01, This policy attracts mznifesto class other than the workers, who msnifesto deprive the other progressive forces of their support, or alternatively leaves them at the mercy of the reaction which skilfully organizes them so as to break up the proletarian movement.

Wholesale nationalization of the economy under State control was the first, utopian form taken by the working classes’ concept of their freedom from the yoke of capitalism.

In others words an economic regime has substantially been preserved in which material resources and labour, which ought to be directed to the satisfaction of fundamental needs for the development of essential human energies, are instead channelled towards the satisfaction of the most futile wishes of those capable of paying the highest prices.

At the same time, the tracks guiding these forces towards objectives of greatest benefit for all society must be strengthened and perfected. This book is not yet featured on Listopia. The principle of non intervention turned out to be absurd: It must not be a heterogeneous mass of tendencies, united merely negatively and temporarily, i.

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Even if the corporative chambers were a sincere expression of the will of the various categories of producers, the representative bodies of the various professional categories could never be qualified to handle questions of general policy.

Moreover, the creation of huge industrial, banking conglomerates and trades unions representing whole armies of workers gave rise to forces unions, employers and financiers lobbying the government to give them the policies which most clearly favoured their particular interests. Jelle rated it really liked it Jul 07, The manifesto called for a break with Europe’s past to form a new political system through a restructuring of politics and extensive social reform.

It consolidated the position of monopoly holders and the chain stores who exploit the consumers and cause small savers money to vanish.


We can do no more than repeat what everyone knows regarding the need for representative bodies, the process of developing legislation, the independence of the courts which will replace the present system safeguarding impartial application of legislation and the freedom of the press and right of assembly guaranteeing informed public opinion and the possibility for all citizens to participate effectively in the State’s life. As a consequence of this, from being the guardian of citizens’ freedom, the State has been turned into a master of vassals bound into servitude, and has all the powers it needs to achieve the maximum war-efficiency.

Men are no longer subjects with civil rights, but are instead arranged hierarchically and are expected to obey their superiors without argument, the hierarchy culminating in a suitably deified leader. The collapse of the majority of the States on the continent under the Manitesto steam-roller has already given the people of Europe a common destiny: This attitude makes the Communists, during revolutionary crises, more efficient than the democrats.

Generals would again command, the monopoly holders would again draw profits from autarchies, the bureaucracy would continue to swell, the priests would keep the masses docile. manifssto

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. The point they will seek to exploit is the restoration of the nation State. The principle whereby the class struggle is the condition to which all political problems are reduced, has become the fundamental guideline mqnifesto factory workers in particular, and gave consistency to their politics for as long as the fundamental institutions were not questioned.

Translated from the original Italian by Anthony Baldry.

The Ventotene Manifesto in all EU laguanges – Istituto di Studi Federalisti Altiero Spinelli

The population does have some fundamental needs to satisfy, but it does not know precisely what it wants and what must be done. After being distributed in mimeographed form, a clandestine edition of the Manifesto appeared in Rome in January Libraries and bookshops are purged of all works not considered to be orthodox.

Human solidarity towards those who fall in the economic struggle ought not, therefore, to be manifested with humiliating forms of charity that produce the very same evils they seek to remedy but ought to consist in a series of measures which unconditionally, and regardless of whether a person is able to work or not, guarantee a decent standard of living for all without lessening the stimulus to work and save.