Margherita Martelli

"Roma Fascista" and the Former Nationalists in Rome (1924-1934)

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Keywords: "Roma Fascista"; Fascist Press; Italian Nationalist Association; Fascist Federation of Rome; Fascist Propaganda.

The essay focuses on the first decade of the weekly journal "Roma Fascista", the official sheet of the Fascist Federation of Rome, directed by Umberto Guglielmotti (together with Italo Foschi at the outset). The journal had great significance among the Fascist cultural reviews. The paper aims to show the continuous presence of the "former-nationalist" component inside the Fascist Party (which had merged with the Italian Nationalist Association in 1923), and how it found an expression in the journal, under the direction of the former nationalist Guglielmotti, until his ousting in 1934. Between 1926 and 1929, the journal launched polemical campaigns on the regime's cultural and propaganda policies. These were distinctly characterized by the presence of themes and issues dear to Nationalist culture and rhetoric.

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