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November 28, 2012

Folklore of Sicilian Peasant Culture – Perniciously ignored in Italian (Italy Ends at the Garigliano) Studies Programs

Tom Verso

The success of the Gramsci-esque “Cultural Hegemonic” dominance of Northern Italian culture over the South is brilliantly documented in Pino Aprile’s “Terroni”. ...

October 30, 2012

Italy’s Anti-Labor ‘Sceccu-Bankster’ Government ...“The Fish Rots from the Head Down”

Tom Verso

If a Gangster stops you on the street, puts a gun into your face and demands the money in your wallet; it is a crime punishable by imprisonment ... If, on the other hand,...

October 17, 2012

“Clash of Western and Islamic Civilizations” 2012 A.D. began circa 800 B.C. in Sicily

Tom Verso

In the Summer 1993 issue of the highly prestigious “Foreign Affairs” journal published by the very influential “Council on Foreign Relations”; Samuel P. Huntington, Ivy...

September 23, 2012

Sicilian Responses....United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit ... Plato, Lampedusa and Sciascia

Tom Verso
President Obama and Jon Cozine

“Ain’t No Criminals on Wall Street”

September 4, 2012

Sicilian Dawn

Tom Verso
“Now when the child of morning, rosy-fingered Dawn, appeared...Square in your ship's path are Sirens, crying beauty to bewitch men...woe to the innocent who hears that sound!” (Homer)

When the Phoenicians came to Sicily circa 1000 B.C. they were not the first. Sicani, Sicels and Elymians anticipated by centuries the dozens coming after; all who could not...

August 24, 2012

Southern-Italian American ‘Education Attainment’ – Census Numbers ... “Read ‘em ‘n Weep”...Guidos Galore

Tom Verso

While the Italian American ‘prominenti’ and ‘literati’ engaged in an intra class ‘dust-up’ over the “Jersey Shore/Guido” thing, both points of view are...

August 15, 2012

The Church (re)Turns Right... San Francisco Archbishop Salvatore Cordileone...Southern-Italian Americana Implications

Tom Verso

For two of their three thousand year history, the cultural bedrock and core values for the people South of Rome was the Catholic Church. Waves of conquers came and went changing...

August 6, 2012

Joseph F. Privitera: Creative Sicilian Language Teacher...Towards a Southern-Italian American Curriculum

Tom Verso

The history of near seventeen million Americans of southern-Italian descent (repeatedly documented on this site) is non-existent in the American education system from middle...

July 27, 2012

Hannibal Winters his army in Southern-Italian city Capua – Implications for the Obese American Military confronting Iran

Tom Verso
Roman Soldier and Obese American Soldier

History is about IDEAS. Living Ideas!

July 15, 2012

Does the Italian American Writers Association celebrate ANY writer with an Italian last name e.g. Kristine Gasbarre?

Tom Verso

The Italian American Writers Association (IAWA) states: “Our Mission [is] to promote Italian American literature by encouraging the writing, reading, publication, distribution,...