- Andrea Costa
Andrea Costa (1851-1910) was an Italian socialist activist, born in
He co-founded the Partito dei Lavoratori Italiani in 1892 after renouncing his anarchist principles in 1879. It is probable that this happened due to his marriage to
Russian Socialist Anna Kulischov. In his book " My Years in Exile", Edward Bernsteinwrote of the conversion: "When [ Filippo Marzotti] first heard the news that Costa was lost to the Anarchist cause, he excitedly raised his hands above his head, and cried repeatedly, almost in desperation: 'Anna! Anna! Anna!'".
In his later years Costa was an active
politician; he served as mayorof Imolaand as a representative in the Italian Parliament.
* [http://www.marxists.org/reference/archive/bernstein/works/1915/exile/ch02.htm Edward Bernstein: My Years of Exile (Chap.2) ] at www.marxists.org
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