Pervertimento: L'Antifascismo di Carlo Fama [Depravity: the anti-fascism of Carlo Fama]. New York: Libreria del Grido della Stirpe, [n.d.]

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Pervertimento: L'Antifascismo di Carlo Fama [Depravity: the anti-fascism of Carlo Fama]. New York: Libreria del Grido della Stirpe, [n.d.]

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Trombetta (b. Aquila, 1885 - d. New York, ca. 1950s) was a freelance journalist who immigrated to the U.S. in 1903, became an American citizenship, and then lost it. He began his journalistic career at the L’Italia Nostra (Our Italy), a weekly interventionist paper founded by erstwhile socialist Edmondo Rossoni.

Changing political stripes toward fascism at the same time as Rossoni but without the latter’s ambivalent feelings, in 1923 Trombetta founded the violently polemical fascist bi-weekly Il Grido della Stirpe, whose circulation soon more than doubled that of de Biasi’s politically similar, better known and long-lived, but less strident Il Carroccio.

Il Grido was sued repeatedly for libel, from which Trombetta, who eventually became a leading voice of Italian American fascism, usually escaped unscathed. However, in 1942, the process of "snaturalizzazione" or denaturalization was commenced, leading to Trombetta's arrest, loss of American citizenship, and his detention at Ellis Island, as reported in the October 1, 1942 issue of the Mazzini Society's newspaper, q.v.

While “pervertimento” can mean more broadly “corruption” or “depravity,” Trombetta also, rather speculatively, calls Fama (at p. 127) “pervertito,” a pervert and a degenerate. Fama, a respected medical doctor, Presbyterian minister and Republican Party supporter, was a particularly effective and unusual anti-fascist: as one of the few whose anti-fascism did not arise from a radical politics or labor militancy, he had a respectability that gave special credibility to his severe critique of and charges about fascist activities.

Creator

Domenico Trombetta

Publisher

Libreria del Grido della Stirpe

Date

[n.d.]

Format

22.5 x 15.5cm; 132 p.

Language

Italian

Citation

Domenico Trombetta, “Pervertimento: L'Antifascismo di Carlo Fama [Depravity: the anti-fascism of Carlo Fama]. New York: Libreria del Grido della Stirpe, [n.d.],” Italian-Language American Imprints: The Periconi Collection, accessed January 29, 2023, https://italianamericanimprints.omeka.net/items/show/354.

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