A Cultural Battle Against The Mafia

I am posting these writings on the Mafia and the Italian mind – see 1, 2 and 3 – also because I believe that any fight against organized crime, wherever it exists around the world, must be engaged first of all at a cultural level.

The Sicilian judges Giovanni Falcone and Paolo Borsellino, killed by the Mafia in 1992

As regards Italy I am convinced that the Mafia, the Camorra and the Ndrangheta stem from our most ancient roots, as I will try to demonstrate in my next writing.

This being a blog on our heritage we must nonetheless reject those elements of it that are against improvement in our lives in the present situation.

I had recently shown a picture of a mural painted by Sicilian students. It bore the words:

“La lotta alla mafia deve essere innanzitutto un movimento culturale.”

[“The fight against the Mafia must first of all be a cultural movement.”]

Art School of Giarre, Catania (Sicily). May 1908

These Sicilian students have well understood that the fight is not only a question of law and order but also one of changing the mentality of the people.


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The Mafia and the Italian Mind (1)
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