Journals and European Integration 1939–1979
Edited By Daniele Pasquinucci, Daniela Preda and Luciano Tosi
Risorgimento liberale and Europe. The “United Europe” Debate on PLI’s House Organ (1943-1948): Gerardo Nicolosi
Risorgimento liberale and Europe. The “United Europe” Debate on PLI’s House Organ (1943-1948)
The primary objective of this essay is rooted in the intricacy and complexity of the Europeanist debate on Risorgimento liberale, the official press organization linked to the re-formed PLI whose clandestine rise is dated back to the days following the 25th of July after Leone Cattani’s suggestion, edited by Mario Pannunzio until December 1947 and later by Manlio Lupinacci and Vittorio Zincone which shut down in October 1948. It is a newspaper to which, until a few years ago, was paid little attention by historiography. Despite the connection with a CLN’s actively related political party and despite the words expressed by a “Father of the Republic” such as Leo Valiani directed at defining it as the greatest newspaper of the liberation’s fight period, in the Einaudi’s Dizionario della Resistenza, published in 2001, to the heading “Clandestine press” the PLI’s organization was not even mentioned.1 It is also worth to highlight that the PLI’s press reached its circulation record of 50.000 copies only in the city of Rome. Despite in the early stages the newspaper could not cope with a ← 517 | 518 → periodical publication due to limited-budget issues, it was always capable of maintaining a stable standard of daily periodicity throughout its existence. The newspaper took its roots in the milieu associated with the Movimento Liberale Italiano, through which the Italian liberals undertook a process of redeployment.2 The paper...
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