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Given the Italian anarchists’ penchant for militancy, violence, and anti-organizational philosophy,“Italian Anarchism in the U.S.” is an odd choice for the Library of Congress’ final lecture on the Italian influence in American culture. Author and professor Paul Avrich, one of the movement’s top scholars, will not hand out grenades or pipe bombs, but if he quotes much from the renowned rhetoric of Luigi Galleani, the crowd will soon rage across the Mall to climb Pennsylvania Avenue’s new barricades. The insurrection begins at 6:30 at the Library of Congress’ James Madison Building, Mumford Room, 1st & Independence Ave. SE. FREE. (202) 707-5434. (Andrew Webster)