In the many celebrations held to mark the tenth anniversary of Bettino Craxis’ death, the need for an "unbiased historical judgment" has been called for many times. Actually the meaning of all those celebrations goes the opposite way compared to the "historical judgement". The historical judgement about a politician cannot set aside the role they played regarding the ongoing trends. Craxi was one of the main characters who contributed to the devolopment of the "long regression" which had started in the second half of the Seventies.
Keywords: Bettino Craxi, politico, giudizio storico, termidoro, giornalismo storico, lunga regressione.