By Carl Bernstein
Drawing from hundreds of thousands of interviews with colleagues, associates and with particular entry to crusade documents, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and writer Carl Bernstein deals a posh and nuanced portrait of 1 of the main arguable figures of our time: Hillary Clinton. He has given us a ebook that permits us, finally, to deal with the questions americans are insistently--even obsessively--asking: what's her personality? what's her political philosophy? who's she? What do we anticipate from her?
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The utility of this form of organization was demonstrated by the foundation in quick succession of the Opera Nazionale Maternita ed Infanzia (ONMI) in December 1925 and the Opera Nazionale Balilla (ONB) in April 1926: The former was to set up and guide provincial committees to care for mothers and infants in the context of the regime's campaigns to increase the birthrate; the latter, taking charge of the youth groups developed haphazardly under PNF auspices since 1921, was to provide for the civil education and physical preparedness of Italian youth.
Indeed, the number of cultural and recreational associations on the revolutionary left even appears to have increased in 1923 as antifascist militants - the communists and maximalist socialists, in particular - responded to worker demand for sports, while at the same time seeking an apolitical camouflage for their gatherings. By the spring of 1923, despite the arrest of the greater part of the Communist party leadership, the police reported a suspicious growth in the number of sports clubs and outing societies associated with the APE (Associazione Anti-alcolica Proletaria Escursionistica) and the APEF (Associazione Proletaria Educazione Fisica), identifying the nuclei of reconstituted Communist party sections in many of the new groups set up in Milan, Turin, Naples, and several small cities.
By emphasizing their concern for reformist initiatives aimed at improving work conditions, syndicalists hoped to broaden their voter appeal. Accordingly, they increased their propaganda for the dopolavoro. The day before the vote, on April 5, the press office of the CNSF furnished an overall panorama of its groups. 24 The elections proved an enormous defeat for the syndicalists. Parliamentarism, compromise with business, and competition with nonfascist unions had brought them no closer to the corporatist revolution.