The Original Red Shirts’ and Red Hats’: The Classical Roots of the American Republic

Republicanism of MINVRA is not associated with, nor propagandizes for one particular party, nor is it about the U.S. Republican Party, or whatever Party under such name in France, or Italy. Some among us, as well as yourselves, are not yet willing to learn, nor accept this fact, but REPUBLICANISM and FASCISM are relatives, or Continue reading The Original Red Shirts’ and Red Hats’: The Classical Roots of the American Republic

Giovanni Gentile on the True ‘Will of the People’: Says Difference between Fascism and Nationalism

“The nationalistic State was, therefore, an aristocratic State, enforcing itself upon the masses through the power conferred upon it by its origins. The Fascist State, on the contrary, is a people’s state, and, as such, the democratic State par excellence.” GIOVANNI GENTILE Marcello Veneziani on the Spirit of Giovanni Gentile’s Actualism and Rebuilding Italy in Continue reading Giovanni Gentile on the True ‘Will of the People’: Says Difference between Fascism and Nationalism

The Thermopylae of Fascism: Benito Mussolini’s Last Testament on His Life, Fascism, and Italy

“For this common ground, I would give my life even now, willingly, so long as it is truly marked with real Italian spirit.” “…I was, and am, a socialist.” BENITO MUSSOLINI, SEE Before Sono Tornato and Vincere: Antonio Banderas as “The Young Mussolini” – Angelica Balabanoff on Mussolini’s Problem It is 1945, early in the Continue reading The Thermopylae of Fascism: Benito Mussolini’s Last Testament on His Life, Fascism, and Italy

Etruscan Visual Representations of the Birth of Athena and Minerva: A Comparative Study | Dr. Shanna Kennedy-Quigley

Dr. Shanna Kennedy-Quigley’s paper from the Etruscan Studies Journal on the Etruscan visual representations of the Birth of Athena and Minerva provides historical, artistic, and cultural perspective of its common use in imagery, as adopted by not only The American Minervan, but many others. The paper explains the significant differences in the Etruscan cultural attitudes Continue reading Etruscan Visual Representations of the Birth of Athena and Minerva: A Comparative Study | Dr. Shanna Kennedy-Quigley

Everyone now sees fascists

An excerpt from Brendan O’Neill’s essay, Bolsonaro is not a fascist, on the danger of branding everyone a fascist; something rather than genuinely foreboding, becoming a sign of intellectual laziness. Mussolini’s Prediction of the future in the Last Days of his “Italian Social Republic” (1945) “The present war will produce an alteration in order of Continue reading Everyone now sees fascists

Classicists on the Alt-Right appropriating the Classics—Thoughts on the Classics and Modern Theosophy

THOUGHTS ON THE CLASSICS, ALT-RIGHT AND MODERN THEOSOPHY In the mid-point to the last quarter of 2018, many articles were written across platforms and the internet on how the Alt-Right and Conservatives were appropriating “the Greek and Latin Classics” to lend credibility to vicious and vindictive white supremacist and Identitarian ideology. I must state clearly, Continue reading Classicists on the Alt-Right appropriating the Classics—Thoughts on the Classics and Modern Theosophy

Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

“Reconstruction” by German-born American political cartoonist, Thomas Nast illustrates the Southern states being brought back into order with the North into the ancient symbol of collective power and fraternity, the fasces, and the nation’s motto, E Pluribus Unum (“Out of Many, One”). The symbolism of Columbia (America) depicted in Thomas Nast’s cartoon illustrations are highly Continue reading Columbia (American Minerva) and the Fasces in “Reconstruction” for Equal Rights (1868), Harper’s Weekly | Artist Thomas Nast

Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)

“Behold, the Pleasant” “They gloryand rejoicein honeyed sweetnesswho striveto make use ofCupid’s prize;at Venus’ command…” ECCE GRATUM Ecce gratumet optatumver reducit gaudia,purpuratumfloret pratum,Sol serenat omnia.Iam am cedant tristia!Estas redit,nunc receditHyemis sevitia. Iam liquescitet decrescitgrando, nix et cetera,bruma fugit,et iam sugitVer estatis ubera;illi mens est misera,qui nec vivit,nec lascivitsub Estatis dextera. Glorianturte letanturin melle dulcedinis,qui conantur,ut Continue reading Carl Orff: Ecce Gratum (“Behold, the Pleasant”)