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"If Only I Were That Warrior"

(05 03 2014) George De Stefano

A new documentary sheds light on a dark period in Italian history — Fascist war crimes in Africa

Letters from Italy After Berlusconi: Politics Behind the Scenes

(17 12 2011) Judith Harris

"The man who governs Italy has no power. At most he can ask a courtesy, but he can’t give orders. [Mussolini] was right when he said that it’s not difficult to govern the...

Fini: “Other dangers” Lie on the Political Horizon. But Just What are They?

(30 05 2010) Judith Harris

"Our Constitution is the foundation and guarantee of the unity of the Republic,” Fini told a group of students visiting the Chamber of Deputies the other day. Ambiguously he...

Frank Capra Films Italian-San Francisco

(03 02 2010) Laura E. Ruberto

Capturing Italy’s encounter with California in Frank Capra’s documentary "La visita dell’ Incrociatore Italiano Libia a San Francisco, Calif., 6-29 Novembre 1921"

Passion and Politics

(30 09 2009) George De Stefano

Marco Bellocchio’s new film reconstructs a piece of Italian history

Blessed Fascism

(05 03 2009) George De Stefano

Right-wing extremists Forza Nuova march, and a priest gives the benediction

On the Anniversary of Gramsci’s Birth, a Few Words about Writing Letters

(22 01 2008) Laura E. Ruberto

In re-reading Antonio Gramsci's letters from prison in memory of his birthday, one can't help but wonder about the current state of cyberwriting.

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