Italy’s bigoted election, and the banality of race war

17 Feb

The blight of right wing nationalism is hard to escape at the best of times in Italy, a country which despite taking great pride in its historic democratic traditions has never really faced up to the legacy of its twentieth century crimes. In recent weeks, in a climate of growing xenophobia across Europe, and with the added trigger of hotly contested elections that as elsewhere have been dominated by the ascendency of the far-right, the nation’s most reactionary energies have been boiling over, with eugenics-inspired policy proposals, explicitly fascist policy proposals and, now, bloodshed.

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Posted by on February 17, 2018 in European Union



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