Feltrinelli by Carlo Feltrinelli
“A STORY of riches, revolution, and violent death”-so reads the subtitle on the cover of what purports to be a biography of the late Italian publisher and polit- ical radical Giangiacomo Feltrinel- li. The author is Feltrinelli’s son, who was a small boy in 1972 when his father was accidentally killed as he tried to blow up an electrical py- lon in an act of sabotage, and this volume is obviously intended as a gesture of filial piety and justifica- tion. Instead, it inadvertently pulls aside the curtain on a postwar Ital- ian intellectual culture that, to say the least, does not fare well under scrutiny.
About the Author
Mark Falcoff is resident scholar emeritus at the American Enterprise Institute in Washington.