Mussolini with D’Annunzio
Today is the birthday of Gabriele D’Annunzio, novelist, poet, playwright, aesthete, dandy, playboy, war hero, and the first fascist dictator, who from 1919 to 1920 ruled over the Adriatic city-state of Fiume, establishing many of the political and aesthetic forms followed by Mussolini a few years later.
To learn more about D’Annunzio’s life and accomplishments, see the following works on this site:
Additionally, Kerry Bolton’s essay on D’Annunzio is included in his book, Artists of the Right.
How come there is nothing about Italy’s election of March 4th? The Far-Right parties successively got more votes than the Forza Italia a spent cartridge of Silvio Berlusconi and the Left were left behind their old donkey and cart South, with Bothers of Italy and the Lega Nord gained 37% of the votes and primed to form Italy’s next government.
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