THE PATRIOTISM OF THE PCI IN THE CONSTITUTIONAL DEBATE

  • Mormino, G.
Abstract:
In this essay I will argue that the “fault lines” characterized the state of Italy following the war. The period 1943 to 1945 and the drafting of the constitution marked an important step for the building of the Nation, and the future of the PCI, one of the most important communist parties of Europe. By examining the episodes of Santa Libera, the attempt on Togliatti, the failure to purge fascists and the controversy of the ‘Party d’Azione’ militants with regards to the role of the CLN and the drafting of the Constitution, we can observe how the party led by Togliatti has animated a constitutional patriotism useful in building a somewhat precarious National Identity. Togliatti's PCI sacrificed part of his historical background in the name of a renewed National Unity by abandoning the uprising attempt and directing their base and various fringes of the left. The latter was frowned upon by the Soviet Union who was fearful of returning to war so soon after the end of World War II. This paper will give the chance for non-italian scholars to discover unpublished books outside Italy. It will also put forward a broad historical and political debate which is too often considered “minor” by researching Partito d’Azione during the period 1942-1947, and the political theories of the partisans and actionists alive after 25 April 1945.
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Year:
2016
Type of Publication:
In Proceedings
Volume:
16
SGEM Book title:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session
Book number:
3.1
SGEM Series:
International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts-SGEM
Pages:
285-292
Publisher address:
51 Al. Malinov blvd, Sofia, 1712, Bulgaria
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SWS Scholarly Society; Acad Sci Czech Republ; Latvian Acad Sci; Polish Acad Sci; Russian Acad Sci; Serbian Acad Sci & Arts; Natl Acad Sci Ukraine; Natl Acad Sci Armenia; Sci Council Japan; European Acad Sci, Arts & Letters; Acad Fine Arts Zagreb Croatia; C
Period:
06-09 April, 2016
ISBN:
978-619-7105-52-0
ISSN:
2367-5659
Conference:
3rd International Multidisciplinary Scientific Conference on Social Sciences and Arts SGEM2016, Vienna Extended Session, 06-09 April, 2016
DOI:
10.5593/SGEMSOCIAL2016/HB31/S02.037
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