The Restless Middle East: Between Political Revolts and Confessional Tensions
Military Victory…or Glorious Death
The second part of the analysis of the founding principles of the Hezbollah movement which for some time has been the uncontested master of the south of the country. At the roots of a radical and total militancy, an idea of the world ‘as a simple bridge that leads on to eternity’
A Masterful Exercise in Exegesis
J. Ratzinger-Benedetto XVI, Gesù di Nazaret. Dall’ingresso in Gerusalemme alla risurrezione (Libreria Editrice Vaticana,Vatican City, 2011). English translation: Jesus of Nazareth. Holy Week: From the Entrance Into Jerusalem To The Resurrection (Ignatius Press, San Francisco, 2011).
The Saga of Revolutions between Dreams, Successes and Betrayals
‘Deprived of almost everything, they suffer from a heavy repression imposed by power. One need only observe the misery in which most of families live to understand that in all autocracies it is the people who pay the highest price’ (Youssef Chahine, Egyptian film director).
Thirty Years of (not always Achieved) Ambitions
It was not Persian but Shi’ism that crystallised the unity of the modern State. And it was for this reason that the ousting of the Shah and the establishment of the Islamic Republic were able to base themselves on a tradition that is well rooted in national identity