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December 31, 2007

From the “Funk of Disappointment” to the F[l]unking of the Academy

Anthony Julian Tamburri

In his NY Times article on the "Funk of Disappointment," Ian Fisher alludes to a most important phenomenon ("brain drain") that, here in the United States, has, and will continue...

November 19, 2007

Italian/American Cultural Philanthropy: What is cultural philanthropy and when will it come to Italian America?

Anthony Julian Tamburri

A conversation on cultural philanthropy among/by Italian Americans is, I would submit, something new to bring to the table. The concept itself, we might have to admit, has yet to...

November 7, 2007

"An Italian/American State of Mind" - A Rejoinder

Anthony Julian Tamburri

Earlier today I posted a response to Tom Verso’s thoughts that he posted November 4 on H-Itam. I share them below, albeit slightly modified for our readers of i-Italy.

October 2, 2007


Anthony J. Tamburri

To decry bigotry aimed at one group by willy-nilly impugning bigotry to others seems, simply stated, offensive, wrongheaded, and embarrassing to all who are engaged in the...

October 2, 2007

An Italian/American State of Mind

Anthony Julian Tamburri

In launching i-Italy, we shall inevitably re-consider our own individual positions within the Italian/American community. Namely, what are the duties and/or responsibilities of...