Mussolini the Builder
Did the Duce give all Italians a home to live in?
This chapter examines the dangerous association of the right to a home with Fascism in Italy, which the author calls one of the most effective and impactful posthumous propagandist operations for the rehabilitation of the dictatorship. The author looks at the real history of social housing programs in Italy as well as examines how Mussolini’s fascists were in fact inadequate builders and rebuilders. It also refutes the idea that Mussolini gave Italy a modern road network.