- Link to the scientific article: Costalli S., Guariso D., Justino P., Ruggeri A., "The Violent Legacy of Fascism. Neofascist Political Violence in Italy 1969-1988", 2022.
1) Your research focuses on the “legacy” of fascism. What is it? Long Covid indicates the lasting after-effects on the health of those who have overcome the most violent phase of the disease. Would you speak of 'long fascism' afflicting democracies even when they have recovered from the most violent phase of regimes?
2) What are the main features of volent fascism?
3) Your study points out how the areas with the most neo-fascist violence in the 1970s coincide with those where the fascist movement was most violent before it came to power. Is that a coincidence? Is political violence an attitude, that can be taught to new generations?
4) Does having had a fascist regime in the recent past drive democracies to a more violent political life?
Giulia Riva had a talk with Andrea Ruggeri, professor of Political Science and International Relations and Director of the Centre for International Studies at the University of Oxford.
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