It’s been a bad week for Pope Benedict. From Italy to Belgium to Washington DC, courts everywhere seem to be taking a hard look at some of the activities of the Catholic church, and they’re not liking what they’re seeing. Worst of all, from Benedict’s point of view, is that the events of the last eight days are but a foretaste of the weeks to come.
|By: Peterr Monday June 28, 2010 8:50 pm|
|By: inoljt Saturday May 1, 2010 2:01 pm|
The Italian Communist Party (PCI) formed in 1921, as a break-away faction of the socialist party. In many respects, its early years were similar to those of the PCF. Like the French Communists, the Italian Communist Party (PCI) fared poorly in national elections, winning less than five percent of the popular vote. Its time to grow, moreover, was cut short by Benito Mussolini’s dictatorship; he outlawed the party in 1926.
|By: inoljt Thursday April 29, 2010 4:13 pm|
In France, the Communist Party was founded in 1920 by revolting members of its socialist party, then called the French Section of the Workers’ International (Section Française de l’Internationale Ouvrière, SFIO). Their new party initially did fairly poorly, only one of the numerous parties out there. In 1928, for instance, the Communists (PCF) won 11.26% of the vote.
|By: inoljt Tuesday April 27, 2010 11:25 am|
A mentor once told me not to study communism, because it was a dead system, and studying something dead is worthless.
In defiance of this sensible advice, I will be presenting two dead communist movements: the communists in Italy and the communists in France.
|By: Jeff Kaye Sunday March 28, 2010 5:37 pm|
I am pleased to link here the 1992 three-part BBC documentary by Alan Francovich, Gladio. Utilizing interviews from the many European and American principals involved, the documentary relates the story of the biggest “conspiracy” of our time (are you listening, Cass Sunstein?) — the existence of a covert terrorist network maintained throughout Europe by NATO, which utilized terrorism in an effort to discredit the political left.
|By: borderjumpers Tuesday February 16, 2010 10:47 am|
In sub-Saharan Africa up to 80 percent of farmers are women. Cross posted from Nourishing the Planet.
|By: montanamaven Wednesday May 13, 2009 12:21 pm|
How are the Italians surviving the economic downturn? Sounds like we could learn a little something from them other than how to eat well and make out on mopeds.