Art and politics: Emil Nolde, a German destiny

Until a few years ago, those wishing to understand something of the tragedy of the people and of 20th century German culture could find a good guide in the autobiographical novel by Ernst von Salomon, A German destiny, in which one could follow this tragic journey from a point of mainly political view. In recent … read more

Vincenzo Vinciguerra’s victory in the long battle for the truth about the strategy of tension

It has been only thirty years since Vincenzo Vinciguerra published Ergastolo per il libertà (Arnaud, Florence, 1989) and in this thirty years there have been so many acquisitions of facts and documents that have gradually confirmed what Vinciguerra wrote in that book, starting a work of historical reconstruction which he has since continued in the … read more

The role of Saudi Arabia in the growing Persian Gulf tension

We had reported a month ago the dangerous game of provocations underway in the Persian Gulf; we had hoped that it was a clumsy attempt to trigger a strategy of tension to engage the United States in a decisive battle with Iran. Tension strategy in the Persian Gulf Today’s renewed mysterious attack on oil tankers … read more

The Egyptian uprising in 1919 and Wilson’s Fourteen Points

We often forget the tribute that the so-called persons of color gave to the Allied victory in the Great War: on almost 9 million people mobilized by Great Britain, for example, 2.7 million were non-British troops. Their blood tribute was very high: out of 910 thousand fallen, 177 thousand in fact belonged to colonial troops. … read more

The Green Revolution in agriculture: the end of a myth

Historical revisionism is out of fashion, but we are in great need of it, perhaps where we least expect it: for example to understand contemporary agriculture. Some really interesting essays are in fact demolishing the myth of the Green Revolution, pride of the agro-industrial system, starting from the second half of the XX Century: a … read more