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The secret to the success of the collective

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Commentary. The founders of il manifesto were united but different. The special chemistry of il manifesto is mainly due to Rossana Rossanda. Her point of view placed Italian events within the broad perspective of a world in motion.

written by Guido Moltedo

Topic Italy

September 28, 2020

What was the secret of their success – and of the success of il manifesto? Unity in diversity. Luigi Pintor, the great political head, with passion, flair, intelligence, a pianist’s ear; Valentino Parlato, with his eclecticism, deep culture, taste for economic analysis, and pleasure in conversation, especially with the enemy; Rossana Rossanda, with her originality of thought, reflected in a very personal writing style, attention to the facts of the world with a continuous cosmopolitan subtext, sensitivity towards rights, towards true justice, with a vital and dynamic idea of communism, a process of liberation that is complicated but possible.

All unique characters, with a rich and intense personal and collective history, who found in each other’s diversity a “more,” a resource, an enrichment, even when it went towards the opposite extreme. They were later joined by Michelangelo Notarianni, just as cultured, closer to Rossana than to Luigi and Valentino in his sensitivity towards “new” cultures........

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