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La Nuova Resistenza - The New Resistance

Leggo da piu’ parti un allarme legato allo stile di Beppe Grillo in Italia. Il timore di una deriva totalitaria, come quella dello scorso principio di secolo (Hitler e Mussolini), si fa sempre piu’ strada tra la gente che manda cupi messaggi sulla rete. Siamo nel XXI secolo e i valori della resistenza ci hanno accompagnato dalla nascita. Abbiamo conosciuto coloro che hanno combattuto per darci la liberta’ e, nei loro racconti, abbiamo imparato la lezione di vite sacrificate al limite della sopportazione umana: “In prigione, ho diviso il pranzo con i topi- mi disse il Presidente Pertini il giorno che lo incontrai al Quirinale – e l’ho fatto con la stessa dignita’ con la quale continuo a servire il mio Paese da questo Ufficio!”

I have perceived a certain degree of alarm pertaining to Beppe Grillo’s style in Italy. The fear of a deviation towards totalitarianism, similar to what happened at the beginning of the previous century (Hitler and Mussolini), is becoming more widespread as can be seen in the numerous pessimistic posts on the web. We are in the 21st Century and the values of the Resistance have accompanied us from our births. We have known those who fought to ensure our freedom and, in their stories, we have learned the lesson behind those many lives that were sacrificed and pushed to the very limits of what is humanly bearable: “In prison, I shared my lunch with the rats,” President Pertini told me the day I met him at the Quirinale Palace, “and I did so with the same dignity with which I continue to serve my Country from this Office!”

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Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance
Scholarship Application Form

The Board of Directors of ILICA, Italian Language Inter-Cultural Alliance, is pleased to announce that they will award two 2012 scholarships for a month-long course in the Italian language at UNISTRASI, the University of Siena for Foreigners in Siena, Italy. Airfare, course expenses and housing will be covered by ILICA/UNISTRASI. The course will be available to scholarship winners only during the month of August.

All interested students are encouraged to apply for the scholarship. A completed application, a current letter of recommendation, and an essay discussing why he or she wishes to learn the Italian language or perfect his or her current knowledge of the language. No previous knowledge of the Italian language is required, however upon arrival at the University in Siena, students will take a preliminary test to determine their course level, Beginner, Intermediate, Advanced.

All applications must be submitted by June 15, 2013, and winners will be contacted by July. Late applications will not be considered.

Download Application Form

ILICA CE* 2013

Save TWO dates

Save The Date 2013

2013 Year of Italian Culture in the United States

Tuesday - May 28, 2013 - Rome
Symposium and Gala Dinner
Hotel il Cantico (www.ilcantico.it)
Via del Cottolengo, 50
00165 Roma

Thursday-Friday - November 7-8, 2013 - New York
Symposium and Gala & Tribute Dinner
John Jay College of Criminal Justice (www.jjay.cuny.edu)
524 W. 59th Street
New York, NY 10019

 

*Cultural Event

ILICA CE* 2013 - Appuntamento di Roma

 

Save the date Italiano ILICA CE 2013

 

Appuntamento il 28 Maggio all'Hotel "Il Cantico"

dalle ore 16.30 Conferenza sull'Identità italiana del 3° Millennio con i seguenti relatori:

Pino Aprile Donna Chirico
Lorenzo Del Boca Louisa Ermelino
Giuseppe Novero Fred Gardaphe'
Gianfranco Viesti Anthony Tamburri
Massimo Vedovelli Robert Viscusi

 

 

A seguire il cocktail con la premiazione dell'Avv. Stefano Zappalà della Norton Rose e la cena di gala.

LA CRISI ECONOMICA: “E’ COLPA LORO”

I Cinesi stanno meglio di ogni altro abitante di questo pianeta. Pero’ anche i Brasiliani non scherzano, insieme agli Indiani e i Russi sono oggi i “nuovi ricchi” del BRIC, invidiati dagli ex ricchi. E gli ex ricchi invidiano anche i Messicani, gli Indonesiani, i Sud Koreani e i Turchi che, dopo il BRIC, si chiamano MIST e fanno numeri che, nell’Occidente convalescente, sono ormai solo nei ricordi dei sessantenni.  L’Europa e gli USA sono in crisi e se negli anni ’70 questi due continenti controllavano il 79,7% dell’economia del pianeta, oggi stanno lottando per mantenere le posizioni che li vedono intorno al 45/48%.

The Chinese are better off than any other inhabitant of this planet. However, the Brazilians, Russians and Indians aren’t doing too badly either. Today, these countries compose the BRIC countries and they are envied by countries that were formerly considered wealthy. They also envy the Mexicans, Indonesians, South Koreans, and Turks: the so-called MIST countries. The MIST countries’ level of production is so high that Western Civilization’s convalescing countries’ analogous productive periods reside only in the memories of its sixty-year-olds. Europe and the United States are experiencing an economic crisis and while in the 1970s these two continents controlled 79.7% of the world’s economy, currently they are fighting to maintain control of 45%-48% of it.

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