Assessing Togliatti

Palmiro Togliatti helped build the Italian Communist Party into the envy of the European left. But just how tangible was his Italian road to socialism?

Losing Ground

Italy’s xenophobic Five Star Movement has capitalized on the Left’s weakness to emerge as the lone voice of anti-establishment voters.

David Broder

David Broder is a translator and a member of the Historical Materialism editorial board. He lives in Rome, where he is researching a PhD on dissident communists in the Italian Resistance.