“Benedetto Croce: the philosopher that intimidated Mussolini”. A lecture by Armando Delicato

Benedetto Croce (died in 1952) is a leading Italian philosopher. His major contribution to philosophy was in the area of historical meaning. Croce’s place in the wider realm of history is the result of his enormous prestige in Italy and the world that allowed him to criticize Benito Mussolini and the fascist government of Italy and avoid consequences due to his renown at home and abroad. Benedetto Croce’s philosophy and political activity remain a positive force in Italy today.

~~Armando Delicato was born shortly after his parents arrived in Detroit from Cassino, Italy. He is a graduate of the University of Detroit with a major in history. He received a master’s degree in history and an education specialist degree in instructional technology and library science from Wayne State University. He taught social studies and was a media specialist in Detroit and suburban high schools as well as being an adjunct professor at Macomb and Oakland community colleges. Since retiring Armando have written three books about Detroit including Italians in Detroit, published in 2005. He narrated part of the documentary, Our Italian Story, in 2008 and have lectured on Italian and other topics at various libraries and collages.