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Chapter 19: Italy: Three Decades of Radical Media
I talian political history since Mussolini, and especially since the end of the 1960s, has been tremendously complex. For many casual observers, only the fact that Italian governments have tended to come and go with amazing rapidity has really caught their attention, along perhaps with occasional spectacular stories of the Sicilian Mafia, evoking the Godfather movies. And so, Italy remains a sun-drenched tourist trap dripping with ancient and medieval history, pasta con sugo, … and the Pope.
Let us complicate this picture a little, just enough to set the scene for the daily newspaper (Il Manifesto) and the two radio stations (Radio Popolare, Milan, and Controradio, Florence) that we shall be studying.1 These three radical ...