Mussolini

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Per i Bambini

When properly trained (or shall we say indoctrinated), children are the shock troops of ideology. Benito Mussolini was not the only Fascist dictator to target children as the future of his power base (here is an example from Franco’s Spain), but he acutely understood, as did the Roman church, the need to control the...

Roma Ieri ed Oggi (Yesterday and Today)

I’ve walked by this museum building in Rome, between Campo Fiore and Piazza Navona, a hundred times but only the other day did I realize it was the site of the mammoth “Si Si Si” billboard, showing Mussolini with a “Klingon” head. It was a former Fascist party headquarters. There is something decidedly eerie...