The ‘Croce-gate’

Why should Benedetto Croce be considered as ‘a scandal’ in our national history? Because in a basically-totalitarian political culture he hung onto the conscience of liberty. As his anti-fascism first, and his refusal to be involved in Togliatti’s PCI in the aftermath of World War II show, not only Croce theorized and preached liberty, but he also practised it.

This is the thesis affirmed yesterday during the presentation of the book “The Croce-gate. That unbearable vice of freedom” (Liberlibri), written by Giancristiano Desiderio. Together with the author, Pierluigi Battista, Ernesto Paolozzi and President Giuseppe Benedetto took the floor.