“Our aim has always been to offer a free forum, where all ideas can be discussed. Academic freedom is the first principle that we respect”. Past and future at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò: a conversation with Director Stefano Albertini
i-Italy met with Paul Ginsborg at New York University’s Casa Italiana Zerilli- Marimò. It was a unique opportunity to reflect on Italian democracy and the threats it currently faces. Is what Alexis de Tocqueville wrote about the “tyranny of the majority” still important?
I met her by chance at a conference and could not believe my ears and eyes when she stood up and declared “I am a proud African-Italian-American!” Here is the story of this exquisite and incredibly rare Zuppa Mista!
The recent visit of the famous Italian singer revealed to be a rich and fulfilling experience both for him and his traditional public. It was also a great occasion to introduce his music to Americans. Here the main stops of his “New York Tour”.
Director Germano Maccioni presented at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò "Lo Stato d’Eccezione", the first movie shot in Italy about the Nazi massacre at Monte Sole that cost the lives of 770 civilians. Some Italian politicians tried to erase it from national memory, but Maccioni resisted.
One of the best known Italian politicians, former Prime Minister Giulio Andreotti, turns 90. Nicknamed "Il Divo" after the recent Italian film starring Toni Servillo, his political life covers the whole history of Italy.
The prize consists of a grant of $3,000 and, more importantly, a large financial contribution for the translation and publication of her book in the United States. i-Italy interviewed the Sardinian writer who won with her novel Mal di Pietre.