Vincere" is a spirited Italian drama that explores the turbulent relationship of Benito Mussolini
(Felippo Timi) and his first wife, Ida Dalser (Giovanna Mezzogiorno).
With the start of the war and the success of his newspaper, Mussolini
separates completely from his previous socialist allegiances and begins to organize a new Fascist movement to build a national identity and advance the success of Italy in the war.
The postwar sympathy for Mussolini
was fuelled by various journalists and writers, several of whom had personal axes to grind.
The first one is that institutionally--and notwithstanding the desire of Mussolini
and the Fascist regime to realize their self-defined "totalitarian" project--the actual regime remained "polycratic" more than "monocratic" (Breschi 30).
Indeed the Badoglio government that succeeded Mussolini
kept the repressive fascist apparatus intact to contain the revival of anti-fascist forces.
4, 1938, Mussolini
talked about the German = dictator's new anti-Semitic laws with his mistress, saying "I've been racis= t since 1921," according to AFP.
He may have ended-up as Adolf Hitler's puppy, but it was Mussolini
who fathered fascism, years before the Nazis came to power.
In late July, Austrian Nazis, attempting a coup, assassinated Chancellor Engelbert Dollfuss, a friend of Mussolini
whose wife and child were then his guests.
A Fascist member, he totally supported Mussolini
to the bitter end.
Professor Sergio Luzzatto begins with a terrible prefiguring of 1945's events: the 1920 description, by Mussolini
himself, of a feral socialist-anarchist mob defiling a policeman's corpse in Milan's Piazzale Loreto, the same venue where he himself would be execrated a quarter of a century later.
A member of the Refounded Communist Party, Luxuria, nee Wladimiro Guadagno, is a former gay pride parade organizer from Rome who famously tussled with Alessandra Mussolini
, granddaughter of the late dictator, on TV during the campaign.
Bosworth, who has also written a prize-winning biography of Benito Mussolini
, has produced what amounts to a collective biography of the Italians, spanning the 30-odd years of Fascist power.