Italian Neofascism: The Strategy of Tension and the Politics of Nonreconciliation

Berghahn Books, 1 Ιαν 2008 - 196 σελίδες

During the Cold War Italy witnessed the existence of an anomalous version of a civil conflict, defined as a 'creeping' or a 'low-intensity' civil war. Political violence escalated, including bomb attacks against civilians, starting with a massacre in Milan, on 12 December 1969, and culminating with the massacre in Bologna, on 2 August 1980. Making use of the literature on national reconciliation and narrative psychology theory, this book examines the fight over the 'judicial' and the 'historical' truth in Italy today, through a contrasting analysis of judicial findings and the 'narratives of victimhood' prevalent among representatives of both the post- and the neo-fascist right.

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Introduction to Part I
The Role of the Armed Forces and Intelligence
Interpretations of the Strategy of Tension
Conclusion to Part I
The Rights
The Selfnarratives of Extremeright Protagonists
Conclusion to Part II
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Σελίδα 129 - One ceases to believe in a self independent of the relations in which he or she is embedded.
Σελίδα 169 - The Nature of Reconciliation as an Outcome and as a Process', in Yaacov Bar-Siman-Tov (ed.) From Conflict Resolution to Reconciliation, Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp.
Σελίδα 129 - On some level, of course, we can virtually ignore the question of knowledge and truth, and create stories of ourselves that all but leap over the texts of our existence; we can simply ignore who and what we have been, and fashion that picture of ourselves that we would most like to own. Functionally speaking, this may sometimes work quite well for us - as long, that is, as the various 'facts' we have skipped over don't rear their ugly heads and punish us for all we have forgotten.
Σελίδα 169 - From intractable conflict through conflict resolution to reconciliation: Psychological analysis.
Σελίδα 130 - Narratives ... rather than being the mere fictions they are sometimes assumed to be, might instead be in the service of attaining exactly those forms of truth that are unavailable in the flux of the immediate
Σελίδα 38 - Government service, especially in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), the forerunner of the CIA...
Σελίδα 128 - Freeman has explored some of the issues that are raised here: For what we will have before us are not lives themselves, but rather texts of lives, literary artifacts that generally seek to recount in some fashion what these lives were like. In this respect, we will be - we must be - at least one step removed from the lives that we will be exploring: we can only proceed with our interpretive efforts on the basis of what has been written [or related] by those whose lives they are. The basic situation,...
Σελίδα 130 - Functionally speaking, this may sometimes work quite well for us - as long, that is, as the various 'facts' we have skipped over do not rear their ugly heads and punish us for all we have forgotten. But functionality and knowledge are by no means equivalent. Defenses, for instance, are often highly functional; they may allow us to take comfort in dangerous and threatening situations. But as a general rule they don't help us too much in knowing ourselves - at least not until they are exposed as such.

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Anna Cento Bull is Professor of Italian History and Politics at the University of Bath. Her publications include Social Identities and Political Cultures in Italy (Oxford: Berghahn, 2000); The Lega Nord and The Northern Question in Italian Politics (London: Palgrave, 2001) (with M. Gilbert) and Speaking Out and Silencing: Culture, Society and Politics in Italy in the 1970s. (Legenda: Oxford, 2005) (edited jointly with A. Giorgio).

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