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December 29, 2015

“Brooklyn Existentialism: …” A Great Must Read Book – but Flawed by Authors’ Excessive Ambition and Confused Metaphysics

Tom Verso

Arthur DiClementi and Nino Langiulli, respectively of “St. Francis College” Math and Philosophy Departments; have written a book that should be the curriculum basis of the...

October 31, 2015

“The Renaissance Perfected” – Tuscany a Fascist Potemkin Village – Must Reading for Southern-Italian Americans!

Tom Verso

‘The Northern Question’ … is never a topic of southern-Italian American academic consideration; while untold English language volumes relentlessly pure forth about its...

September 26, 2015

Gregory Corso – Natural Born: Poet, Intellectual and “Boho Dancer” … An Extraordinary Southern-Italian American

Tom Verso

Being profoundly poetry challenged – I simply can’t read the 'stuff '. A couple of lines of poetry in any form and my brain shuts down, I begin thinking about the Mets’...

August 6, 2015

Paul Piccone – Natural Born Intellectual … Terroni Surprise: 19th Century Neapolitan Origins of 20th Century Italian Philosophy

Tom Verso

Paul Piccone writes: “Antonio Gramsci’s … articulation of Marxism … finds its origins in nineteenth-century NEAPOLITIAN neo-Hegelianism…[which came to] DOMINATE...

July 8, 2015

Northern Italian Cultural Hegemony in the Capital of Southern-Italian Americana … Content Analysis of i-Italy|NY Seasons 5 and 6

Tom Verso

In their book of essays, “Italian Cultural Studies: An Introducation”, editors David Forgacs and Robert Lumley write: “We hope this book will stimulate a critical...

June 16, 2015

Sicily’s Revolutionary Spirit … From Ducetius (450 BC) to Brigandage (1866 A.D.) … and then … The Spirit Died!

Tom Verso
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In 1860, seeking an independent State of Sicily, Sicilians were revolting against the Naples based Bourbon government of the Kingdom of the Two Sicilies. /// /// Never missing an...

May 9, 2015

Daniela Gioseffi Does Climate Change … “Beware the Poets and Tragedians” (Plato)

Tom Verso

“Poetry is not to be regarded seriously as attaining to the truth…” (Plato). /// /// Normally I would not consider an article on Climate Change an appropriated topic for a...

April 26, 2015

Catholic Church joins the Protestant Reformation…Italian American Louie Verrecchio Explicator of 1965 Vatican II Council

Tom Verso

For one-thousand and nine-hundred sixty five years, the Theology, Moral Teachings and Ritual of the Catholic Church were universally accepted by all members of the Church (Clergy...

April 2, 2015

PBS “Italian Americans” Documentary Perpetuates Garibaldi Myth … Poor Donna Gabaccia – “Sandbagged” or OMG! she doesn’t know?!?

Tom Verso

Is there any Euro-American people so systematically denied their European history and heritage as the southern-Italian Americans?

March 17, 2015

Camille Paglia & Tom Wolfe … Two Approaches to Modern Art

Tom Verso

Both Paglia and Wolfe have written brilliant commentaries on Modern Art: Paglia’s “Glittering Images: A Journey Through Art from Egypt to Star Wars”, and Wolfe’s “The...