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The Enigma of Modern Italy-bookcover

By: Avis Pightling

The Enigma of Modern Italy

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Forget the sunshine and pasta image of Italy, and discover a world of dark forces that conspire to undermine a vulnerable democracy.

Following their defeat in World War Two, the Italians set about restoring their shattered country to create the ‘economic miracle’ of the ’60s and establish a democratic republic. Yet all is not well. The ‘hot autumn’ crisis of 1969 unleashes deep-rooted protests from workers and students dissatisfied with the status quo. Events are further compounded by Fascist plots pitted against left wing terrorist attacks, all conspiring to bring down a fragile state. A state destabilized by self-serving politicians, intent on feathering their own nests at the citizens’ expense.

If you love intrigue, conspiracy and double-dealing, this book is for you.

A linguist by profession, Avis Pightling lived in Italy for several years and now resides in the Chilterns.  She has written a study of the European Union.  Her interests include history, music, dance, gardening and the countryside.

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