Giulio Einaudi in esilio
Title: Giulio Einaudi in esilio
Author: MUNARI, Tommaso
Citation: Studi storici: Rivista trimestrale dell’Istituto Gramsci, 2012, 53, 4, 929-955
External link: http://www.carocci.it/index.php?option=com_carocci&task=schedafascicolo&Itemid=257&id_fascicolo=564
Shortly after the armistice of 8 September 1943, the Italian publisher Giulio Einaudi (1912-1999), like many other anti-Fascists, fled his country and took refuge in Switzerland, settling in Lausanne. During those same days, Ernesto Rossi (1897-1967), a founder and leading member of the Action Party and European Federalist Movement, crossed the Italian-Swiss border and reached Lugano. The correspondence between them, while spanning little more than one year (October 1943 – March 1945), embraces a large variety of topics and issues: plans for publications, attitudes toward cultural work, and above all, ideas and hopes about the political organization of future Europe. It also sheds light on the project of a collection of essays on modern political thought, addressed to a European audience and significantly called «Éditions européennes». This ambitious and pioneering project was destined to fail due to the ideological contrasts between the azionista Rossi and the Communist Einaudi.
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