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'The Body of Il Duce' Reflects Italian History

Oct 11, 2005 (All Things Considered) — Sergio Luzzatto, author of The Body of Il Duce: Mussolini's Corpse and the Fortunes of Italy, describes how Benito Mussolini's body has been beaten, buried, exhumed, stolen, hidden and turned into a shrine by his followers. He says the struggle over the remains reflects Italy's struggle to become a republic and leave fascism behind.

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