Italy’s Hard Right Feels Vindicated by Giorgia Meloni’s Ascent

Long marginalized politically and ostracized socially, the new prime minister’s supporters sense a chance to give a final blow to the stigma and shame of their association with Fascism.

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Giorgia Meloni Leads Voting in Italy, in Breakthrough for Europe’s Hard Right

Early results suggested her nationalist party would be the top vote-getter, leaving Ms. Meloni poised to be Italy’s first female prime minister and the first with post-Fascist roots.

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Italian Official Resigns After Uproar Over His Plans to Name Park After Fascist

Claudio Durigon, a member of the right-wing League party and a deputy economy minister, had proposed to rename a park after Benito Mussolini’s brother.

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Has Trump’s Reckoning Come Too Late?

Finally the world agrees that Trump is exactly the man his fiercest critics said he was. But has the reckoning come too late?

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Authoritarians From Mussolini to Trump

Ruth Ben-Ghiat’s “Strongmen” examines a long list of tyrants in the modern era.

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