While almost everyone in Barre has heard of Elia Corti, fewer know of Luigi Galleani, the anarchist-polemicist who helped enflame partisans on both sides of social issues through his controversial newspaper, Cronaca Sovversiva, (The Subversive Chronicle). His Italian language weekly was published in Barre for nine years and had an international audience.
Contributors included world famous anarchists such as Peter Kropotkin, Mikhail Bakunin, and Emma Goldman. Radical martyrs Nicola Sacco and Bartolomeo Vanzetti were inspired by Galleani and called him their master. Galleani, among the most strident of the Italian anarchists, advocated resistance to the status quo by any means necessary but, nevertheless, lived quietly in Barre.