Italian political rhetoric

6 December 2017 - 18:00

Lecture in English by Franco Andreucci 


The 20th century gave rise to mass political parties and their language entered the public arena. The rhetoric of politics altered in order to conform to this new environment which together with its dreadful conflicts, engendered totalitarianism. The rhetoric and the propaganda of both Italian Fascism and Communism are great examples of this phenomenon. Franco Andreucci’s talk is an historian's analysis, with personal observations regarding Italian politics and its representations from Fascism (1922) to the dissolution of the Communist party (1990).


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