DENUNCIA: Speaking Up in Modern Italy

Background reading

Posted in Uncategorized by nyudenuncia on March 16, 2009

Professor Ginsborg brought two recent articles to our attention in the London Review of Books.  Authored by Perry Anderson, both articles are “required reading” for conference participants!  

“An Invertebrate Left” gives a detailed account of the Left in Post-War Italy, charting the failures of the left to gain a secure footing immediately after World War II, the anni del boom, the ’60s and ’70s through the present.  

“An Entire Order Converted into What It Was Intended to End” focuses more on 1992 to the present, the period widely known as the “Second Republic”, examining how Berlusconi’s rise to power vanquished hopes for reform in contemporary Italy.

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