Tag Archives: United States

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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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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Some challenges of being an Italian American   By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com Italian Americans who are well versed in Italian and English often have to cope with everyday challenges: I have yet to fully enjoy an Italian movie with English … Continue reading

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Papal and Presidential FIATs By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com While many heads-of-state love to arrive at the White House in a big and luxurious limousine, Pope Francis chose a simple FIAT 500L, which is more suitable for a common man than … Continue reading

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Do you know “Rose Bonavita?” By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com       Women played a vital role during World War II in keeping America strong.  As millions of young men were drafted to serve in the military, there was a … Continue reading

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All Men are Created Equal By Rosario Mariani, http://www.europebychoice.com July 4, 2015 we celebrate the 239th Independence day of our great nation and that “All men are created equal.” A tribute to Filippo Mazzei and Thomas Jefferson. In 1773, spurred by his … Continue reading

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Ciao Canberra

Greetings from the pleasant city of Canberra, Australia’s purpose-built and modernist capital. After spending yesterday exploring Sydney’s Leichhardt neighborhood, I hopped a late train last night to make it here for this year’s Conference of Italians Down Under. I was … Continue reading

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