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SAMANIEGO LOPEZ, Marco Antonio. The frontier town of Tijuana, Emiliano Zapata and the rivoluzione da tavolino (revolution "just in paper"). Hist. mex. [online]. 2017, vol.66, n.3, pp.1123-1175. ISSN 2448-6531.

This article analyses the controversy between the Partido Liberal anarchists and their counterparts in Barre, Vermont, USA. It shows that the strategy followed by Ricardo Flores Magón and his followers was to invite Italian and Spanish anarchists to fight in Mexico and start the world revolution. Nevertheless, the arrival of fifty Italians to Tijuana, in May 1911, caused the opposite effect. These deemed the movement a revoluzione da tavolino, just in paper, made up by the writing of Ricardo Flores Magón. This discussion was taken up by the libertarian press in several places in the USA and Europe. Paradoxically, despite this dispute, both groups concluded that what happened in Tijuana was a movement staged by bandits from the USA, by cowboys and even marauders.

Keywords : Tijuana; Emiliano Zapata; Ricardo Flores Magón; Partido Liberal Mexicano; 20th Century.

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