Leading figures and rising stars in the field present the first contribution explaining the transnational nature of the revolutionary violence of the New Left. Focusing on the processes of dissemination of ideologies and mobilization of ideas and repertoires of action among the revolutionary organizations of the New Left in Latin America, Europe, and the United States, this book contributes to our understanding of the dynamics of the New Left wave and, at the same time, helps explain the "why" of the emergence of very similar armed leftist groups in vastly different geographical and political contexts.

chapter 1|41 pages

Reflections on the Third or New Left Wave

17 Years Later

part I|117 pages

The Origins and Diffusion of the Wave

chapter 2|22 pages

The Cuban Connection

The Departamento América and the Latin American Revolutions

chapter 5|19 pages

Hitler’s Children?

German Terrorism as Part of the Transnational “New Left Wave”

chapter 7|20 pages

Transnational Ties of the Japanese Armed Left

Shared Revolutionary Ideas and Direct Personal Contacts

part II|62 pages

Building a Transnational Imagined Community

chapter 8|18 pages

Frames of Injustice across Borders

Revolutionary Left and Police Repression in Italy, France, and the USA

chapter 9|20 pages

Floating with the Tide

The Formation of the “Third Wave” and the Influx of American Radicals

chapter 10|23 pages

The Long Wave

The Revolutionary Left in Guatemala, Nicaragua, and El Salvador