Nicholas Farrell

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Nicholas Farrell, a graduate of Cambridge University, lives in Italy where he is a columnist for Libero and La Voce di Romagna. He was a staff reporter on the Sunday Telegraph in London before moving to Paris in 1997 to write a book on the death of Princess Diana and to Italy in 1998 to write a biography of Benito Mussolini and has contributed often to the British Spectator. He is working on a new book, Comrade Mussolini, about the revolutionary Socialist who founded Fascism because the First World War made him see that people are more loyal to country than class.


Crime and Punishment

Outsourcing Torture

Outsourcing Torture

February 20, 2013

Last week, Italy became the first nation to condemn and sentence to prison two

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Praying for a Black Pope

Praying for a Black Pope

February 15, 2013

Let us pray that the next pope is a black man. Better still, let it be a black

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Il Ritorno del Magnifico?

Il Ritorno del Magnifico?

February 04, 2013

I never used to believe in miracles before I came to live in Italy, but last

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Women, Work, and Freedom

Women, Work, and Freedom

January 20, 2013

Willingly or not, women play a starring role in the death of the West.  Women

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Becoming a Fiscal Ghost

Becoming a Fiscal Ghost

December 27, 2012

I admire the great French actor Gérard Depardieu. Not only does he annoy the

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Losing My Dream House to the Apocalypse

Losing My Dream House to the Apocalypse

December 16, 2012

If it were not for the Apocalypse which is due any day now I would be the owner

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Criminal Libel in the Spaghetti Republic

Criminal Libel in the Spaghetti Republic

December 05, 2012

Ah, Italia! Such a great place to get your head around great art and great

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Two Sweeps Over the Limit

Two Sweeps Over the Limit

November 28, 2012

About a year ago an Italian judge ordered me, as a condemned criminal, to

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When Italians Weren’t Cowards

When Italians Weren’t Cowards

November 18, 2012

The Remembrance Day commemorations in honor of the war dead always prompt even

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Italy’s Rotten Judges

Italy’s Rotten Judges

October 28, 2012

Day after day, Italian newspapers pullulate with deeply disturbing examples of

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The Sinking of Captain Coward

The Sinking of Captain Coward

October 21, 2012

Francesco Schettino, the 52-year-old captain of the cruise liner Costa

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Hobsbawm’s Choice

Hobsbawm’s Choice

October 14, 2012

They played “The Internationale” at Wednesday’s funeral of Eric Hobsbawm,

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Toga! Toga! Toga!

Toga! Toga! Toga!

September 30, 2012

In Italy—which is the next eurozone domino to fall after Spain, Greece, and

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What’s Wrong About Rights

What’s Wrong About Rights

September 23, 2012

One of the reasons the West is in such deep trouble is that it has allowed

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Every Woman Adores a Fascist

Every Woman Adores a Fascist

September 16, 2012

In continental Europe, S&M seems to be a northern Teutonic phenomenon rather

History

Is Fascism Innately Anti-Semitic?

Is Fascism Innately Anti-Semitic?

September 02, 2012

Fascism is presumed to be intrinsically and violently anti-Semitic, and the

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Which Way, George Orwell?

Which Way, George Orwell?

August 26, 2012

The BBC has just rejected a proposal to erect a statue in honor of George

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Haunted by Demons

Haunted by Demons

August 19, 2012

In Britain, there are ghosts everywhere. Here in Italy, there are none. Our

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Italy’s Solar Panel Gold Rush

Italy’s Solar Panel Gold Rush

August 12, 2012

Everywhere I drive in the Italian countryside I come across fields that are now

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My Name Is Nicholas and I Am an Alcoholic

My Name Is Nicholas and I Am an Alcoholic

August 05, 2012

I am an alcoholic, or what is called an alcoholic, and I still am an alcoholic,

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Dark Clouds Over Sicily

Dark Clouds Over Sicily

July 22, 2012

Journalists call August the “silly season” because according to legend

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The Naked Tyrants of Dante’s Beach

The Naked Tyrants of Dante’s Beach

July 15, 2012

My wife has a little house in Lido di Dante, a beautiful beach just south of

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The Holy Roman Church of Football

The Holy Roman Church of Football

July 08, 2012

Yet again, a Catholic country has won a major international soccer tournament.

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Carlo Marx Meets Mario Tse Tung

Carlo Marx Meets Mario Tse Tung

July 04, 2012

Italian communists always wanted a revolution in Italy, but I do not think that

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Football Trumps the Euro

Football Trumps the Euro

June 24, 2012

This evening in the European soccer championships’ quarterfinals, the country

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The Rebel Cow of Predappio

The Rebel Cow of Predappio

June 17, 2012

I was wading through the daily mire of newspaper headlines the other day about

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