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“…during a visit to Argentina, the Italian journalist, Oriana Fallaci, opined that every Argentine harboured ‘a fascist dwarf’ within”: Peter Robertson

Oriana Fallaci y Leopoldo Galtieri

Writing in Spike Magazine, in “Lawrence Thornton-Imaging Argentina”, Peter Robertson states:

The novel also turns historicity upside down when it implies that the “de facto” government was brought down by a groundswell of popular resistance – it was, in fact, the Falklands debacle that proved the “coup de grace” for General Galtieri. At the end of the novel, once democracy has been restored, the narrator waxes lyrical, “I would not have been surprised to see a white carnation floating like a benediction in the clear Argentinean sky”. But this banal invocation glosses over the tragic repercussions of the “Dirty War”. Many of the most gifted members of an entire generation were liquidated, leaving behind a society that is, to this day, deeply conformist.

Indeed, the legacy of these years is so indelible that, during a visit to Argentina, the Italian journalist, Oriana Fallaci, opined that every Argentine harboured “a fascist dwarf” within. Fallaci is often prone to hyperbole but here her assertion, which some would call a model of restraint, is given ballast by the fact that in 1995, Luis Patti, an infamous torturer during the “Dirty War”, was elected mayor by 73% of his constituency. In Imagining Argentina Thornton conjures up the image of an ice cave (enough to make Plato’s Cave seem the source of all enlightenment) for the country that the Generals wanted Argentina to become. If the “fascist dwarves” gain the upper hand, Argentines could descend once again, in an atavistic rush, into caves of their own making.

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Italian composer Giovanni Panella to write regular column on classical music for Interlitq blog

Giovanni Panella

Italian composer Giovanni Panella is to write (in Italian) a regular column on classical music for the Interlitq blog.

Read here Yamila Musa’s Interlitq interview with Giovanni Panella (in Spanish).

La vita di Torquato Tasso/ Video

Torquato Tasso

La vita di Torquato Tasso/ Video.

Andrea Prodan entrevistado por Yamila Musa

Andrea Prodan

Yamila Musa, Editor de Argentina de Interlitq, entrevista a Andrea Prodan, actor de cine, compositor y músico italiano radicado en Argentina. (“Featured Interviews”).

Lee la entrevistado con Luciano Lutereau por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Luis Hornstein por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Patricio Leone por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Milcíades Peña (hijo) por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Hernán Neira por Yamila Musa.

Yamila Musa entrevista a Giovanni Panella

Yamila Musa

Yamila Musa, Editor de Argentina de Interlitq, entrevista al compositor italiano, Giovanni Panella (“Featured Interviews”).

Lee la entrevistado con Luciano Lutereau por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Luis Hornstein por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Patricio Leone por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Milcíades Peña (hijo) por Yamila Musa.

Lee la entrevista con Hernán Neira por Yamila Musa.