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When Japan attacked Pearl Harbor (this year is the 80th anniversary) and the United States declared war, Italy also went to war with America on the basis of the alliance pact signed with Japan. Italians who lived in America found themselves guiltless citizens of an enemy country: some were removed from the two coasts, all were asked to choose betwe...

Those who live in Rome and are in love with the United States have some landmark institutions that represent and America here. One of these, which organizes events and gathers Americans living in the eternal city (but not only them) is the American International Club of Rome.  I've had the pleasure of attending a couple of Independence Days organiz...

In the Italian American community there are many examples of wonderful personalities who have made great contributions to every field of American society, culture, and economy. None excluded. One of the fields in which there are truly hundreds of examples of exceptionalism is entertainment.   That is why the work done by NOIAFT, National Organizati...

There are almost twenty museums of Italian emigration to America, and another one has recently been inaugurated. It is part of a wonderful complex in the US Capital, Washington DC. I am pleased to have Francesco Isgrò as guest and protagonist of this interview, President of this wonderful new place that celebrates the Italian American experience an...

In 2015 I made a small contribution to a crazy, unprecedented and wonderful feat. A group of visionaries managed to bring the great actor Tony Lo Bianco to Rome, where in a historic evening at the Sala Umberto he staged his show "The Little Flower," the story of Fiorello La Guardia, the most beloved mayor by his citizens in the history of New York....

A few days ago, during the inauguration of the new President of the United States in Washington DC, there was a moment when the whole world rediscovered, if ever there was a need, the power of poetry. It was when 22 years old Amanda Gorman, the first person to be named National Youth Poet Laureate, delivered her beautiful poem "The Hill We Climb"....

I may be wrong, and I ask our readers to help me if so, but there is no such thing as a town called "Little Italy" in the United States. There are, of course, many neighborhoods called Little Italy in different American cities, officially or not. But a city officially called Little Italy, to my knowledge, does not exist. Today our interview guests...

I'm not an art critic, I'm not even an expert, but I believe that appreciation and judgment of art is subjective and personal: mine is that the most incredible work of art ever created is Mount Rushmore. For difficulty, danger, accomplishment, talent, inventiveness, precision, vision. Can you imagine what it's like to sculpt a mountain hanging in t...

One of the most wonderful things about the exceptional tradition that unites all those who have built the history of the Italian American community over many decades is the solidarity, generosity, and brotherhood that has allowed so many Italian Americans to survive and grow in very difficult conditions, thanks to the help of other fellow Italians...

At the end of the interview with Robert Barbera, who is over 80 years old, I felt like I was talking to a 20 year old boy. I was asking him about the wonderful things he has helped to create, why he is one of the largest and most generous financiers of the Italian American and Italian community not only in California, but all over the United States...

I am sure that none of the wonderful protagonists of the 242 interviews published so far will be offended if I write that this one you are about to read is a bit more particular than the others. The prestige of the guest that We the Italians has the honor to host in this interview is absolute, and his exceptionality is unanimously recognized: his s...

Often in the past, and this year is no exception, indeed, some of those who comment on the campaign for the American elections have described it as "a circus", using this term as derogatory. In reality, a circus is a difficult and exciting undertaking, a wonderful adventure and a school of life, an inspiring show full of talent and love, family and...