The author suggests that there are traces of fascist celebration of violence to be found on some Italian fascist buildings. Such a celebration shows a violation of the pact of civilization based on the renunciation of instinct (drive). Using these ideas on fascist buildings as a cue, the author proposes some hypotheses on the elaboration of the violence assumed as part of the fascist inheritance. This can be treated as a special case of the general phenomenon of the elaboration of violence. The author proposes that this process is prevented mainly by the mechanisms of denial, denegative pact and regression. These mechanisms are treated as the expression of a specific way of psychic gathering of subjects that are involved in the processing of violence as psychic content, and how this kind of interpersonal mechanism interacts with macroscopic social events such as the vicissitudes of a regime. The author proposes that through the observation of these phenomena it is possible: 1) to clarify the relations between the mechanisms implied in the elaboration of violence at individual level and at a group level, in the context of the examined historical and social Italian period; 2) to draw some general conclusions on the mode of operation of the process of psychic elaboration as a daily process, highlighting its fragility, especially when confronted with demanding psychic tasks such as the elaboration of violence.
Keywords: Denegative pact, Fascism, Denial, Working through, Regression.