Title : DEMOCRISTIANI IMMAGINARI
Following the success of Fascisti immaginari comes the second Vallecchi vol
Maker of product: Marco Damilano/Giampaolo Pansa
n° pages: 288
Manuale Cencelli, correnti, grande centro, proporzionale, dorotei … The words of the First Republic have made their way back into Italian politics, and the party that dominated that epoch, the Christian Democrats, is back in fashion, too. Nostalgia for the Christian Democratic party makes its way into newspapers and the political debate every day. Indeed, but what was the CD really like when it governed Italy? Democristiani immaginari is the tale of the Balena bianca, written with historical rigour and levity. Everything a person should know about the CD, from A to Z, from “A Frà che te serve?” to “Zac”, passing by Alberto Sordi, the scandals, the Church and the Americans, Bartali and Kossiga, the motorways and the Rai (Italian national broadcast system), and with chapters tackling unusual subjects: the Christian Democrats and food, the Christian Democrats and vacationing, the Christian Democrats and sex. Inedited or unknown behind-the-scene titbits: the notes of recommendation of don Luigi Sturzo, when Umberto Eco was a Christian Democrat and supported Fanfani, when Berlusconi copied the name Forza Italia at the expense of the CD, the debut in politics of Casini and Follini. An indispensable book to understand the way we were and, especially, the way we’ll be again. Our past and our future.