Throwing Bricks at the Mirror


Mussolini’s Blackshirts, 15 April 1919 – Enrico Pampolini, 1933

Dressing in black shirts and marching in armed gangs in the streets to protest democratic elections, and, as former Labor minister Peter Baldwin observes, “resort[ing] to classic 1930s fascist tactics such as wrecking the meetings of their opponents and … harassing or attacking” their opponents … self-awareness is sadly lacking among the contemporary left.

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