“Fascism gathered many legitimate causes of social anger and it systematically turned them into wrongs, into constant oppression, and into denial of human values. If we may find an analogy to the present times, it lies in this double constitutive dimension,” explained Antonio Scurati speaking at the Feltrinelli Foundation in Milan during an event entitled, “Angry, Disappointed,and Party-less. Fascism 100 years ago”. The event was an opportunity to talk about Mussolini, but also about ourselves and our current problems. Perhaps in Italy there is still hope that some original thinking intellectuals still exist.
*David Bidussa is a historian of social ideas.