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To say violence, to make violence. Expression, threat, hiding and practice of the violence during the March on Rome

di Giulia Albanese
in Memoria e Ricerca n.s. 13 (2003), p. 51

The article deals with the use of verbal as well as physical violence in the days of the march on Rome. The hypothesis presented here is that there is an indirect relationship between the two, even though they are strongly linked. In particular, verbal violence is shown not only as either an impetus or a legitimation for physical violence, but also as the means for removing its memory in the political debate, as it is shown by the example of Mussolini’s speech at the Chamber of the Deputies of the 16th of November, 1922. Morover, great emphasis is put on the reconstruction of the episodes of physical violence, in order to show the importance of the use of physical violence in the political process of the march on Rome, especially in the local theatres of fascist seizure of power.