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Row over fascist-era statue reveals schism in how Italians deal with past

8 April 2013

"There was never a purge after the second world war because Italy was on the frontline of the Cold War, essentially, so you couldn't hobble an Italian state facing the biggest communist party in western Europe," said Professor John Dickie (UCL Italian). "A lot of things went unchallenged; a lot of truths went buried." Read: Guardian