Why We Cannot Say We Are Not MafiaAuthor: Alfio Caruso
More than 2,000 years of Sicilian history, starting with the Arabs and Phoenicians, are explained in this book. Sicily is a unique land of contradictions, where snow-capped mountains are only 30 kilometers from tropical beaches. This pattern of opposites is most apparent in the Mafia, the embodiment of all of Sicily’s negative qualities, which contrasts the rest of Sicily’s rich culture.
Publish Date: 2005
Page Count: 158
Alfio Caruso (Catania, 1950) was one of the original founders of Il Giornale newspaper in 1974. In the '80's, he worked for the Corriere della Sera as Editor-in-Chief, and the Gazzetta dello Sport as Deputy Editor. He was appointed Co-Editor-in-Chief of the Messaggero newspaper in 1995, and the Editorial Director of the Nazione, the Resto del Carlino, and Il Giorno in 1996. Caruso is also an author of crime novels, and an essayist on Italian history and the Mafia.