Fabio Fabbri’s Le origini della guerra civile develops an original analysis of political violence in Italy from 1919 to 1921. He argues that it is the consequence of the changes resulting from World War I in society and the liberal state, with particular emphasis on the role played by the State’s repressive system. More generally, the author considers the first Italian postworld war period as a civil war. The present review concentrates particularly on this interpretation.
Keywords: Storia italiana 1919-1921, Violenza politica, Guerra civile, Fascismo