Analysing the political and social conflicts in post-war Italy, Francesco M. Biscione recognizes the seeds of civil war that “without interruption, have cast a shadow over our collective life”. An “underground Italy” far removed from the principles of the republican constitution can be found at every social level throughout the post-war period. These classes have finally found their political home in the movement conceived and led by Silvio Berlusconi.
Francesco M. Biscione
is author of Il sommerso della Repubblica. La democrazia italiana e la crisi dell’antifascismo [The underground of the Republic. Italian democracy and the crisis of anti-Fascism], Bollati Boringhieri, 2003.