March 16 marks the 40th anniversary of the day when Aldo Moro was kidnapped and his five bodyguards were killed by Red Brigades, in a military-style operation on Via Fani in Rome. The ghost of that murder still haunts Italian politics.
Giorgio Napolitano will be in New York to celebrate the unification of Italy. We reflect on his meeting with President Obama last year and his first visit to the U.S. in 1978, along with Professor Joseph LaPalombara and with some words from the late Italian American journalist John Cappelli
May 9th is Italy's Memorial Day, instated only last year in commemoration of the victims of the terrorist attacks that plagued Italy in the 1970s. President Giorgio Napolitano gave a solemn, mournful speech that marked the day and stirred the collective memory
A disquieting installation on view in a chic new Roman art gallery on Via Somalia evokes the myriad mysteries still surrounding the kidnapping and assassination of the president of Italy's Christian Democratic party on May 9, 1978.
On May 9, 1978, the President of the Christian Democratic party was found in Rome, murdered by the Red Brigates. New revelations today emerge to challenge official versions of this pivotal episode of Italy’s political history.