Revisiting an Assassination: The Death of Carlo Rosselli

  • Stanislao G. Pugliese
Part of the Italian and Italian American Studies book series (IIAS)


Lovers of Italian film are familiar with Bernardo Bertolucci’s 1970 film, The Conformist; some may even know that the film was based on Alberto Moravia’s 1951 novel of the same title. But few know that the assassinated Professor Quadri in The Conformist was based on Carlo Rosselli. And although there is a street or piazza in almost every large Italian city dedicated to Carlo Rosselli and his historian brother, Nello, killed together in June 1937, few Italians are familiar with their ideas and the significance of their assassination.2


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