By Joshua Arthurs, Michael Ebner, Kate Ferris
This publication explores the complicated ways that humans lived and labored in the confines of Benito Mussolini’s regime in Italy, variously embracing, appropriating, accommodating and warding off the regime’s incursions into way of life. The contributions spotlight the reports of standard Italians – midwives and schoolchildren, colonists and squaddies – over the process the Fascist period, in settings starting from the road to the farm, and from the kitchen to the police station. while, this quantity additionally presents a framework for figuring out the Italian event when it comes to different totalitarian dictatorships in twentieth-century Europe and beyond.
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Starting in 1919, however, the Socialist associations mandated that only unionized day laborers be hired, and with a 20 percent increase in pay. 66 Through a campaign of intimidation, oppression, and generalized violence, Regazzi and the squadristi from Molinella created a situation of “fear and panic” and threatened the day laborers, hoping to “obtain a refund” for the additional amount added to their wages. ”67 Although violence was sometimes driven by private motivations, it always acquired a social and political meaning.
74 Undertaken purely for fun, as typical jokes and pranks (like shooting at streetlamps), such practices actually contributed to the “frightening” of passersby and common citizens and demonstrated the effective invincibility of the Fascists, in addition to fueling their own sense of pompousness. In this environment, even the most meaningless rationales were used to justify a recourse to violence. 75 A few months before that, a small group of Bolognese Fascists amused themselves by shooting their revolvers in the air in front of a farmer’s house.
After exhausting every form of verbal protest, the farmer went outside and chased the “young thugs” with a club and threw rocks at them. The Fascists managed to get away but returned promptly that afternoon; as soon as the farmer came to the door, they shot and killed him. In another instance, again near Bologna, a local restaurant owner refused to serve tagliatelle to a group of very hungry Fascists since it was already quite late; 32 M. 76 Other times, the violence was even more vicious and gratuitous.