The Italian psyche

A joke.

A: “Did you know that in every public schoolroom in Italy the law requires a crucifix and a picture of Garibaldi to be prominently displayed?”

B: “Really? Why Garibaldi?!”

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About Marc Alan Di Martino

I'm a skeptical poet, blogger, columnist, occasional cartoonist, atheist, kvetcher and all-around lovable mensch - in precisely that order. I live in Italy, a country in serious need of skeptics and secularists who will challenge the status quo. Kind of like the United States and most places on earth.
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4 Responses to The Italian psyche

  1. darwinharmlesshimself says:

    Good one.

  2. How do you analyze the recent wrongful convictions of Raffaele Sollecito and Amanda Knox in light of your understanding of the Italian psyche? To me, the “madonna-whore” complex has a lot to do with it as does the uniquely Italian fear of losing face. Would be interested in your views.

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