"L'anno scorso ho scoperto la Finlandia; ho cominciato quest'anno scoprendo Firenze. Dopo tutto, è una questione di ordine alfabetico. Tutto ciò ben si addice alla mia nevrosi, che unisce ambizioni enciclopediche e manie rigorosamente metodiche. Prima della Giamaica dovrebbe venire la Francia" Giorgio Manganelli.
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domenica 20 novembre 2016

Close-up of Lincoln Head at Mount Rushmore under construction, South Dakota, 1937.


Vintage America


Michael Moore on Trump

Everyone must stop saying they are “stunned” and “shocked”. What you mean to say is that you were in a bubble and weren’t paying attention to your fellow Americans and their despair. YEARS of being neglected by both parties, the anger and the need for revenge against the system only grew. Along came a TV star they liked whose plan was to destroy both parties and tell them all “You’re fired!” Trump’s victory is no surprise. He was never a joke. Treating him as one only strengthened him. He is both a creature and a creation of the media and the media will never own that.
—  Michael Moore

Historical day for Italian Rugby as we win over South Africa: Florence, Nov. 19th. 2016


Menken on democracy


venerdì 7 ottobre 2016

Japan labor movement revolt of May 1st 1932


































A dock-worker arrested during the socialist demonstrations of the 1st May 1932.

Peng Ruilin 彭瑞麟 , A man with a hat, Taipei 1931-1933.


Vietnam War


































A young North Vietnamese woman and her prisoner: a U.S. Air Force pilot after his plane was shot down near Hanoi September 7th 1967

The Buddhas of Bamiyan explored by the French Archeologist Joseph Hackin, Afghanistan, 1931.


giovedì 15 settembre 2016

Sebastián Izquierdo S. J. Praxis exercitiorum spiritualium P. N. Ignatii 1695


Ustad Mansur, A Jesuit Priest, India (1610)


Daniel Berrigan SJ, priest, poet and anti-war activist








































The opposite of love is not hatred; it is indifference. When we have learned indifference, when we are really skilled and determined at the business of ignoring others, of putting our own well-being, our own options, first — of thrusting our own ego into life, as the ideal form of life itself — we may be quite certain that at that point, life has become hell. We need be no more thoroughly damned.

Diego Valentin Diaz,Christ Vested as a Jesuit, Iglesia de San Julian y San Miguel, Valladolid, Spain


lunedì 25 aprile 2016

25 aprile

Era giunta l'ora di resistere; era giunta l'ora di essere uomini; di morire da uomini per vivere da uomini
—  Piero Calamandrei

giovedì 24 marzo 2016

domenica 20 marzo 2016

The Human body is fragile

 In some building in Budapest, the bodies of Hungarian patriots lie beside a statue removed from its base dedicated to the glory of Soviet sports. Budapest, 1956






Emmanuel-Louis Mas, Amiens Cathedral protected from bombing. 1940


venerdì 11 marzo 2016

J.L. David, Filippo Mazzei







































<<The great doctrine All men are created equal and incorporated into the Declaration of Independence by Thomas Jefferson, was paraphrased from the writing of Philip Mazzei, an Italian-born patriot and pamphleteer, who was a close friend of Jefferson. A few alleged scholars try to discredit Mazzei as the creator of this statement and idea, saying that "there is no mention of it anywhere until after the Declaration was published". This phrase appears in Italian in Mazzei's own hand, written in Italian, several years prior to the writing of the Declaration of Independence. Mazzei and Jefferson often exchanged ideas about true liberty and freedom. No one man can take complete credit for the ideals of American democracy>> (J.F.Kennedy)