E che capperi!!
Your leader, "Italy: fascism's shadow (30 March), attempts to mix a historical and sociological analysis with a very biased assessment of the evolution of the centre-right political formations in my country. In doing so, a contradictory assessment emerges: you underline a continuity of Allianza Nazionale with the fascist tradition, while immediately after you acknowledge the mileage towards the centre made by the party and its leader, Signor Fini.
More generally, you claim that post-war Italy never properly confronted its own fascist legacy. I challenge this judgment given the fact that anti-fascism was the basis of our constitutional and political covenant. This leads me to the final point: your interpretation of Prime Minister Berlusconi's intentions and motivations. You have been regularly critical of Signor Berlusconi and, although this may be perceived as a biased approach, I concede that this is coherent with the ideological and editorial inclinations of the Guardian. I would like to point out once again, however, that Signor Berlusconi has been democratically elected three times by the Italian people as their prime minister.