Bombed by the US Air Force at the height of World War II, Rome’s San Lorenzo district symbolizes the resilience of a popular antifascism.
David Broder is a historian of French and Italian communism. He is currently writing a book on the crisis of Italian democracy in the post-Cold War period.
Domenico Losurdo was an acute critic of liberal hypocrisy and double standards in history writing.
Madeleine Albright’s Fascism: A Warning is full of criticism of Trump — but it’s silent on the swamp from which he emerged.
The collapse of the planned coalition government in Italy opens the way for a fresh breakthrough for Matteo Salvini’s hard-right Lega.
Mao’s Little Red Book united student radicals with Third World guerrillas.
Aldo Moro’s murder on May 9, 1978 blocked the Italian Communists’ route to government and ushered in an age of political fragmentation.
It's been a year since Emmanuel Macron was elected. His “start-up presidency” is a liberal dystopia.
Today marks the anniversary of Benito Mussolini’s execution. But the legacy of his regime continues to linger in Italian politics.
After yesterday's Italian election, the old is dying and something superficially different but not altogether new has been born.
On this day in 1943, a strike in Italy’s FIAT company marked the beginning of the end for Mussolini.
Today’s Italian election has much to tell us about Europe’s future.
As Italians get ready to go to the polls this weekend, the center-left is preparing to do a deal with Silvio Berlusconi.
The euro was at the center of Italian political debate for years. But, as election day approaches, the issue has vanished from the stage.
Northern League, Five Star Movement... Berlusconi? Why the Right is set to dominate the Italian election.
Mikhail Gorbachev’s journey from Communist reformer to Pizza Hut salesman.
Abstention, not the divided left, was the main beneficiary of French voters' pessimism.
The general election marked a setback for the Scottish National Party. Is the independence dream dead?
A look back at the "French Tito," partisan militant Georges Guingouin.
Palmiro Togliatti helped build the Italian Communist Party into the envy of the European left. But just how tangible was his Italian road to socialism?
Silvio Berlusconi’s tenure reminds us that the Left needs to attack the neoliberal center, not just the populist right.