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Amendola, Giovanni

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DOI: 10.1111/b.9781405189224.2011.x


(1882–1926), Italian journalist, intellectual, and politician, remembered particularly for his opposition to mussolini . While a philosopher at the University of Pisa, he became increasingly attracted to the world of newspapers and politics. A member of the Liberal party, he was a keen supporter of Italy's involvement in World War I, believing this would complete the work of the risorgimento . Having been elected a parliamentary deputy for Salerno, he was appointed minister for colonies in 1922, and supported the liberal-democratic state against fascism . In 1924 he made an unsuccessful attempt to become prime minister. Due to the outspokenness of his articles for Il Mondo , he became, like matteotti , one of the early victims of Mussolini's regime. In 1926 he died from injuries suffered after a beating by the Duce's blackshirts. His son Giorgio later became a prominent Communist politician. ... log in or subscribe to read full text

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