- Format: eBook
- ISBN: 978-1-5261-2189-9
- Publisher: Manchester University Press
- Published Date: July 2018
- BIC Category: The Cold War, Italy, Modern History, History, The Cold War, HISTORY / Europe / Italy, HISTORY / General, Humanities / Postwar 20th century history, from c 1945 to c 2000, Society & social sciences / Marxism & Communism
The struggle in projects, ideas and symbols between the strongest Communist Party in the West and an anti-communist and pro-Western government coalition was the most peculiar founding element of Italian democratic political system after World War II.
Communism and anti-Communism in early Cold War Italy enlightens new aspects of and players of the anti-Communist 'front'. It takes into account the role of cultural associations, newspapers and the popular press in the selection and diffusion of critical judgements and images of Communism, highlighting a dimension that explains the force and the diffusion of anti-communist opinions in Italy after 1989 and the crisis of traditional parties. The author also places the case of Italian cold-war anti-communism in an international context for the first time.
1. Systems and methods for political communication in post-war Italy
2. Religious and moral values
3. Freedom and democracy
4. The fatherland, the Italian nation and its role in the world
5. Towards a legitimation of prosperity?
Andrea Mariuzzo is a Researcher in Contemporary History at Scuola Normale Superiore in Pisa, Italy