America in Italy: The United States in the Political Thought by Axel Körner

By Axel Körner

America in Italy examines the impression of the yank political event at the mind's eye of Italian political thinkers among the past due eighteenth century and the unification of Italy within the 1860s. Axel Körner exhibits how Italian political inspiration used to be formed through debates concerning the American Revolution and the U.S. structure, yet he makes a speciality of the $64000 contrast that whereas eu curiosity in advancements around the Atlantic was once prepared, this recognition used to be now not blind admiration. fairly, the United States turned a sounding board for the serious review of societal adjustments at home.

Many Italians didn't imagine the USA had classes to educate them and infrequently concluded that existence around the Atlantic was once not only assorted yet in lots of respects additionally objectionable. In the United States, utopia and dystopia appeared to reside aspect by means of facet, and Italian references to the U.S. have been often in help of revolutionary or reactionary explanations. Political thinkers together with Cesare Balbo, Carlo Cattaneo, Giuseppe Mazzini, and Antonio Rosmini used the us to make clear the process their nation's political resurgence. recommendations from Montesquieu, Rousseau, and Vico served to guage what Italians came upon approximately the US. rules approximately American "domestic manners" have been mirrored and conveyed via works of ballet, literature, opera, and satire.

Transcending limitations among highbrow and cultural heritage, America in Italy is the 1st book-length exam of the effect of America's political formation on sleek Italian political thought.

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