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Italy’s Giorgia Meloni is no Mussolini – but she may be a Trump

There’s nothing nostalgic about the far-right political space that the country’s new leader is trying to carve out in Europe

Italy, wrote the situationist philosopher Guy Debord in 1968, “sums up the social contradictions of the entire world”. As such, it was a “laboratory for international counter-revolution”.

  • Lorenzo Marsili
  • The Guardian

Political analysts the world over are now busy parsing Giorgia Meloni’s statements to determine if she is a fascist, a neofascist or a post-fascist. Why, they ask, are Italians seemingly willing to consider a return to the politics of their country’s darkest hour?

But is Italy really dealing with the resurrection of its fascist past? And, more important, is Italy a…

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