“This is colossal nonsense.” The philosopher Massimo Cacciari, interviewed by the ‘Stampa’ thus answers the question whether Italians have become fascists, in the light of the results of the vote. The reasoning ‘if Meloni wins, the fascists win’, he observes “was counterproductive, as we have seen. The genesis of fascism is very far from today, it was born from a crisis of democracy, took place in a very different context from that of today. What was proposed between the Brothers of Italy and fascism was an improper overlap “.
“The danger we run today no longer has anything to do with totalitarianisms. What has entered into crisis, and for thirty years now, is progressive democracy, born in Europe after the Second World War – he underlines – A democracy that it pushed peoples to increase their rights, to broaden the social base of those who enjoyed them, to improve their living conditions. When this progressive enlargement was interrupted, the revolt of populisms and sovereignties against Europe was born “.
As for the left “to say that it appeared in difficulty is an understatement. I would be much less generous: the Italian left has entered into total confusion. I would call it a mental catastrophe, “says Cacciari.” But how? It is argued that the danger is that of fascism, that is, of a subversive attack on the state, and it is not possible to find a way to fight that risk all together? I believe – he adds – that the leading group of the Democratic Party should make a very serious analysis. “And on the possible relations between the Democratic Party and Cinquestelle he concludes:” If the two main opposition parties will unite (as they should have done, in my opinion, since 2018) then there will be a rebalancing and the center-left opposition will be able to face the right-wing government. Otherwise there will be no hope “.
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