Friday, September 19, 2014

Italy's entry into World War I

I am currently reading a set of history books acquired for me in Italy by my Italian tutor. Tonight's reading is on Italy's entry into World War I.

What I find fascinating here is this: the Socialist party, the Catholic party, and the Liberals all supported Italian neutrality. According to this text, the one of the main groups supporting Italy entering the war was... Italian artists and writers!

How weirdly different from the typical stance of our modern artistic class!

1 comment:

  1. One fact that delights me no end is that universities were hotbeds of nazi support in Germany in the thirties.
    I tell university denizens this and they usually refuse to believe it; precisely why it delights me.


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