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A Generational Fight: Teaching Young Italians to Defy the Mafia

13 Jun, 2018
Dr Baris Cayli

“Anyone who is deaf, blind and dumb will live a hundred years in peace.” So reads the proverb in the book penned by the Sicilian ethnographer Giuseppe Pitrè. Conjuring the fundamental principle of omertà (code of silence), this proverb highlights the historical importance of remaining indifferent to injustice in Sicily.…

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