Lo teme globalpost, un quotidiano online di Boston, che l’11 febbraio 2013 ha pubblicato un articolo di Paul Ames intitolato Fascism mounts a comeback in Italy, che afferma – tra l’altro – che un esito incerto delle elezioni e l’aggravarsi della situazione economica potrebbero spingere i gruppetti di estrema destra a compattarsi.
Berlusconi’s praise for Mussolini was widely seen as an attempt to draw votes from a plethora of small parties on the more radical right.
Other election contenders have reached out to the neo-Fascists. Anti-establishment comedian Beppe Grillo, who is running for prime minister and scores about 15 percent in polls, recently told members of the Fascist-inspired CasaPound organization that some of their ideas could be shared and that they’d be welcome to join his movement.
Named after the American poet Erza Pound, who spent much of World War II making anti-semitic and anti-allied propaganda broadcasts for Mussolini’s Radio Rome, CasaPound is one of several radical right-wing groups seeking to gain from the widespread dissatisfaction with established politics.
Divisions among the various far-right groups has weakened their influence. But some still see cause for concern, particularly if the economic situation deteriorates — a prospect many fear if the election results spook markets.
L’articolo è stato ripreso anche dal popolarissimo Salon.