Il delitto Matteotti (The Matteotti crime)

Mauro Canali, Il Mulino.

The killing of the leader of reformist socialism, Giacomo Matteoti, in June 1924, is conventionally accepted as one of the turning points in the Fascist Twenties. The volume of Canali not only traces the genesis of the murder and the developments of the trial but delves deep into the interweaving of powers (and even corruption), in the climate of impunity and violence of a dictatorship that was alreMauro Canali, Il delitto Matteotti, Il Mulino, 1997ady widespread at the time, and marked a profound break with the rule of law and liberal traditions.