Il Duce is So Hot Right Now

Apparently Mussolini is experiencing a renaissance in Italy:

Via RawStory:

Pasquale Moretti pulls the latest Benito Mussolini calendar off the shelf at his Rome cafe and flips it open to a photo of the pouting, strutting dictator taking part in a grain harvest.

“I was born in that era and he put bread on the table,” said the 78-year-old. “I cannot betray my culture.”

Every year, around this time, Mussolini calendars appear in newspaper kiosks up and down Italy, offering a year’s supply of photos of the fascist leader.

They are often tucked away with the specialist magazines, but according to the manager of one firm that prints them, they are much in demand.

“We are selling more than we did 10 years ago,” said Renato Circi, the head of Rome printer Gamma 3000. “I didn’t think it was still a phenomenon, but young people are now buying them too.”

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5 Comments on "Il Duce is So Hot Right Now"

  1. charlieprimero | Jan 2, 2013 at 10:28 am |

    Eternal children love the Great Father, the Big Man, the Hero, the Celebrity, the Protector, the Provider, the Savior, the Winner, the King.

  2. Jin The Ninja | Jan 2, 2013 at 11:27 am |

    when romans embrace fascismo, particularly of the mussolini variety, you know it must be a part of the tradtion of republicanism.

  3. DeepCough | Jan 2, 2013 at 7:16 pm |

    In troubled times, during the Ancient Roman Republic, a man would be given complete deciding power from the Senate to solve a problem for about 6 months. This position was known as “Dictator.”

  4. "Big" Richard Johnson | Jan 2, 2013 at 8:01 pm |

    No other Italian embodied both Fascism and utter incompetence so completely as Mussolini.

  5. With great sorrow, I have to confirm that Italy is basically a fascist country. The only difference between Mussolini and Berlusconi is that the kind of fascism has become even worst. Unctuous, totally superficial and TV-based. May Eris save us…

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