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Italian far right growing.

Italy’s economic crisis has provided a perfect breeding ground for far-right and extremist politics.

Italy’s far right is not the strongest or most active in Europe, but a summer 2012 investigation by the left-leaning daily newspaper, La Repubblica, into the “New Extreme Right” in Europe, found that membership of far-right organizations was growing. Paolo Berizzi, an author and Repubblica journalist, found that votes for far-right parties “account only for 2 percent, barely 500,000 votes,” but the ideas that these parties promote are gaining credence even among former left-wing voters.

Demos, a UK think-tank with Marxist roots that focuses on power and policy across Europe, wrote a report…READ MORE HERE