Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Is Italy Fascist?

Silvio Berlusconi: "We are the new Falange."


Chris O said...

I need to ask you about this term 'Falange' next time we meet. Does this comment by Berlusconi constitute hypocrisy on his part, or do I misunderstand it?

Coffee Tambourine said...

Good question - Falange was one of the several ideological families that supported fascist Franco when he rose against the elected Republican Gov in 1936- Il Cavaliere knows that so he was being provocative as always. Actually it's surprising how diverse and sometimes contradictory were the different movements that Franco's coup brought together. A subject for Sat BBQ?