Italy and the US experienced a multifaceted relationship from 1943 to 1955. After the war the US played a historic role in assisting Italy with rebuilding and planning its future. Threatening this effort, both within and beyond Italy’s borders, were communism and the Italian Communist Political Party (PCI). During the rebuilding of Italy the US...

The sound and fury unleashed by the populist onslaught in Italy’s recent general election on 4 March 2018 may obscure the seventieth anniversary of one of the country’s most significant, controversial and decisive general elections, that of 18 April 1948. The 1948 election was the first general election since Mussolini’s ‘march on Rome’ in 1922 and...

Settant’anni fa, il 3 aprile 1948, il presidente degli Stati Uniti Harry Truman firmava il Piano Marshall. Settant’anni fa all’Italia veniva data un’occasione di rinascita dalle macerie della Seconda Guerra Mondiale, di riscatto agli occhi della comunità internazionale dopo una pesante sconfitta bellica. Settant’anni fa l’Italia sceglieva definitiv...