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The Art of Dissimulation


Franco Farinelli is one of the most important geographers around. For years he has insisted on an often forgotten concept: that geography -
a science of the Enlightenment - is the ability to see what surrounds us from a suitable distance, i.e. a distance at which natural features of the landscape and the economic and social characteristics of the societies man has created as a result are equally visible. The very close connection between these factors, their congenital instability, but also their dynamism, has always made Italian geography difficult to grasp. Both Italy’s great political flops and its successes have always been (and still are) dictated by our blindness or farsightedness when it comes to geographical awareness. Take for example the region of Emilia-Romagna in central-north Italy and its capital Bologna: a rich, efficient land whose physiognomy has changed...

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