SPIRITED THINKING SINCE 1888
Mussolini
July 21, 2017
Gino Bartali won the Tour de France twice and defied Mussolini. He also helped a cardinal to save Jewish lives in the 1940s
April 23, 2015
Esteem for Italy’s heroic and altruistic rescue of hundreds of thousands of migrants has surely grown all over Europe
February 11, 2013
A new book re-evaluates Pius XII and the Holocaust
December 14, 2012
A model of wit, kindness and piety, and deeply devoted to the traditional liturgy of the Church
May 24, 2012
The bloodthirsty Fascist dictator is still fondly remembered – especially in the south
May 14, 2012
Many women now choose 'not to have it all' – should we be worried?
November 15, 2011
Italy is a country that has often fascinated British writers. Here are my recommendations for the best books on Italy and the Italians
November 09, 2011
Italians saw in Berlusconi what they saw in Mussolini - an anti-establishment figure who defied the law