The Rise of the Far-Right, Part II: Towards a New Politics


When Fr Maurizio Patriciello, parish priest of Caivano, described Caivano as ‘a desolate, crime-ridden town on the outskirts of Naples’, controlled by the mafia, risking again the wrath of the crime bosses, he took the unusual step of writing to Italian Prime Minister, Giorgia Meloni, of the far-right Brothers of Italy party. ‘Her quick response left me really stunned’, the priest told the Guardian.

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Peadar Kirby