A vocation that is proposed today as a continuation of the publishing activities undertaken by the same founder who, during the period of opposition to fascism, had given life to the small Seli publishing house. Depository of all the Sturzian production, the Institute has always been involved in numerous initiatives of dissemination and scientific promotion, in the historical and sociological field on the history of the twentieth century, whose results are disseminated in volumes edited by the Institute.
La politica europea e italiana di Piero Malvestiti, a cura di C. Argiolas e A. Becherucci, (Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura, 2018). The volume collects the contributions presented during the reflection day organized at the headquarters of the Historical Archives of the European Union in Florence on the occasion of the public opening of the archive of Piero Malvestiti. Thanks to the interventions of representatives of European and national institutions, academics and relatives, the volume makes due due to the important contribution of Malvestiti in favor of European integration.
Andreotti, Gheddafi e le relazioni italo-libiche, a cura di M. Bucarelli e L. Micheletta (Edizioni Studium, 2018). The contributions collected in the volume, the result of the study of the documentation of the Giulio Andreotti Archive kept at the Luigi Sturzo Institute, are dedicated to various aspects, moments and problems of Libyan policy conducted by Italian governments.
Aldo Moro nella Storia della Repubblica, a cura di N. Antonetti, (Il Mulino Edizioni 2018). The purpose of the book is to broaden the knowledge on the governmental activity carried out by Aldo Moro and to renew the public image that he has, often incompletely, constructed. In these pages are then recomposed the multiple political commitments of his life, tragically broken by the terrorist madness, turning right attention to its rich spirituality. Moro was the “man of possibility”, who cleverly explored the direction of the profound currents of society, not just Italian, and, as far as possible, tried to channel them within the democratic evolution of the country. The set of essays proposed here is therefore a precious tool, with the awareness that it is not easy, due to the density of its cultural and political reflection and the different experiences that make up its life, to examine the work of a politician of the caliber by Aldo Moro, whose identity, among other things, is hardly homologable to that of the ruling class of his time.
Attualità del popolarismo?, (Quaderno Zero – Editoriale Scientifica, 2018). On the occasion of the celebrations for the centenary of the foundation of the Italian People’s Party and the anniversary of the death of Luigi Sturzo, the Institute takes up the activities of the historical and prestigious magazine “Civitas” with the Quaderno number zero dedicated to a reflection on the relevance of popularization. The book will soon be followed by other volumes focusing on the salient issues of contemporary life.
Luigi Sturzo. A tutti gli uomini liberi e forti, a cura di N. Antonetti, (Rubbettino Editore, 2018). An historical essay on the political contents related to the unpublished preparatory documents of the “Appeal to all free and strong men”, of the Program and the Statute, kept at the Luigi Sturzo Institute Archives, with a collection of biographical profiles of the signatories of the ‘Appeal.
Le culture della Repubblica per l’Europa, (Quaderno 1 – Edizione Scientifica, 2019). Europe, democracy, freedom: these are the key themes of the study day of March 7th 2019 launching the Manifesto “The cultures of the Republic for Europe” signed by numerous Foundations and Cultural Institutes. The interventions and contributions contained in this agile volume contain the reflection proposed to launch a debate on the main challenges to be faced in Europe: it is urgent to defend European democracy against the dangers that arise when the cornerstones of coexistence between the European peoples are questioned.
Il Municipalismo di Luigi Sturzo, a cura di N. Antonetti e M. Naro (Edizioni il Mulino, 2019). In the volume the first concrete expression of Luigi Sturzo’s political commitment is studied, namely the municipal program with which, at the beginning of the twentieth century, he intended to bring Catholics back to being actively present in society. For this reason, in Caltanissetta, between 5 and 7 November 1902, he gathered the municipal and provincial councilors who had been elected in civic lists of Catholic inspiration, already looking at a municipal party capable of guaranteeing an effective representation of the social ideals of Christian matrix in local authorities. In fact, on that occasion, the embryo of what would later become the Italian Popular Party arose.