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Terrorism in Italy from 1945 To Date is a book written by Giovanni Pellegrino, an Italian lawyer and politician. It discusses the political situation in Italy from the revival of democracy in 1945 until the present day.
Giovanni Pellegrino, who for many years was President of the Italian Parliamentary Commission on Terrorism and an expert on terrorism in Italy, opined that in Italy there was a low-intensity civil war, beginning from 1945 to date between the West and Eastern Europe (between democracy and communism). This 'war' reached its peaked between 1945–1949 - right after World War II.
With the writer Giovanni Fasanella he coauthored a book, "La Guerra Civile" (the Civil War) wherein he expressed his opinion on the seeming 60 years long low intensity civil war in Italy.
This book x-rays the specific Italian situation in contra distinction to other European countries, especially Spain and Ireland. According to the authors, while these two European countries have similar terror situations, they however differ in their political engagements and precise causes of terrorism different from Italy:
The Second time frame spans the years 1949 – 1974
A lot of documents exists about this period from secret services of Italy and NATO. Reports shows that in these years the communist party had a paramilitary apparatus. This period had less victims and the war was much more a war in being as a war effective.
The "civil war" had less victims but restricted to some consultant of the government. The victims were from Leftist (Sinistra) and Right Wing (Destra) political parties. They were normally consulted about the labour law reforms.
Fasanella Giovanni, Pellegrino Giovanni, La guerra civile, Editore : BUR Biblioteca Univ. Rizzoli, 2005. ISBN978-88-17-00630-9 – A book about the more as 60 years long low intensity civil war in Italy.
Aga-Rossi Elena – Zaslavsky Victor : Togliatti e Stalin. Il PCI e la politica estera staliniana negli archivi di Mosca – Editore: Il Mulino – 2007.