Sunday, October 18, 2020

The ethics of Nick Gentile

October 2020 Issue contents - Analysis


‘Strength is what matters’

The ethics of Nick Gentile

By Richard N. Warner

"Italian journalist Felice Chilanti was having difficulty relating to retired Mafioso Nick Gentile. 'Gentile and I had a hard time understanding each other,' Chilanti wrote. 'Gentile kept calling ‘justice’ judgments and executions which, as far as I was concerned, were crimes.' In Nick Gentile’s world, the concepts of right and wrong were pushed aside for a combination of a set of rules and the whims of whomever just happened to be the capo at the time..."

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