- By Emily Wojcik
"'If this country ever needed a Mussolini, it needs one now,' said Senator David A. Reed of Pennsylvania, during a 1932 address to the U.S. Congress.1 Yet what did Reed mean when he emphasized the need for 'a Mussolini,' and what, in 1932, did 'now' mean?"—from "Mussolini Speaks: History Reviewed," in Volume 60, Issue 1 (Spring 2019)
Tell us about one of the first pieces you wrote.
My very first published piece, in Italian, was a very immature but imaginative reflection on David Foster Wallace.
What writer(s) or works have influenced the way you write now?