Tag Archives: American History

The (Italian) Declaration of Independence

On the 4th of July, it’s important to remember that a key stone in the foundation of our country’s understanding of democracy was put in place by none other than an Italian by the name of Filippo Mazzei. Born just … Continue reading

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A Celebration of Shared Democracy

Italy and the United States share a long history mutual influence and support. From Filippo Mazzei, who influenced Thomas Jefferson’s ideas on liberty and democracy, to the vast influx of Italian immigrants who contributed to American culture, to modern Italy’s … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con…

Crossing the Atlantic by Ship or by Plane By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com During the post-war era, from 1950 to 1969, every major European country had a fleet of ships positioned in the North Atlantic in order to carry millions of … Continue reading

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Un Minuto con…

Trivia: Tre vie By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com The word “trivia” is borrowed from the Latin word trivium, which means “the crossroad” (literally translated: three roads coming together).  It has often been suggested that the word indicates a physical space that it … Continue reading

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