Giuliano Ferrara in Florence (right)
7 January 1952
|Political party||Italian Communist Party (1973-1989) Italian Socialist Party (1989-1994) Forza Italia (1994-2008)
|Spouse(s)||Anselma Dell'Olio (1987-present)|
Life and career
Ferrara came from a family of Communists: his father Maurizio was a communist senator. Ferrara was active in the Italian Communist Party during his twenties. In 1982, he broke with the party and became vocal as an ex-Communist. Influenced by the political philosopher Leo Strauss, he initially gravitated toward socialism, but later moved toward social conservatism. He was in the Berlusconi I Cabinet and founded the newspaper Il Foglio.
In 2008 he ran in the Italian general election on a platform favoring a moratorium on abortion, as a "devout atheist" and part of a theoconservative Italian political current of which he's one of the most prominent leaders. He also has expressed admiration for Pope Benedict XVI. These views might seem surprising, as he is an atheist and, during his Communist period, by his own acknowledgment three of his partners had abortions.
He is married with writer Anselma Dell'Olio, who fought for woman's rights in the feminist movements during the 1960s and 1970s.
In 2003, Antonio Tabucchi, an Italian writer, wrote an article about bad facts about Giuliano Ferrara for the French newspaper Le Monde, but the article was never published because Giuliano Ferrara interfered with them publishing it on its own newspaper Il Foglio. He then said that he was happy to have reached the goal to get that article before Le Monde newspaper. He was condemned for unauthorized publishing and for copyright infrangement.
Europe's Christian roots
- The New York Times
- Giuliano Ferrara (5 November 1989). "Maschio sempre più irresponsabile con la nuova "pillola" per abortire". Corriere della Sera.
- Articles written on Panorama (Italian)
|Member of the European Parliament for Italy
|Italian Minister for Parliament
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