Sunday, October 18, 2020

Gentile’s coauthor, Felice Chilanti

October 2020 Issue contents - Feature

Gentile’s coauthor, Felice Chilanti

By Thomas Hunt

"The man who assisted Nicola Gentile in the completion of his autobiography and in getting the book published was a longtime leftist journalist who worked to expose organized crime influence and corruption within Italy. Felice Chilanti was born December 10, 1914, in the northern Italian community of Cenesalli, within Rovigo province. As a teen, he went to Rome and studied to be an accountant but became distracted by the promises of Benito Mussolini’s Fascist movement. Chilanti was drawn to the socialist ideals professed by the Fascists and became a press correspondent for Fascist Provincial Farmers Union..."

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