In this essay, the Author has transcribed and analysed an interesting document entitled “A note on Confindustria”, probably drawn up by the national Secretary of the DC party in 1959. Through this long typescript which is preserved in the Christian Democracy files at the Luigi Sturzo Institute Archive in Rome, the Author gives us a description of the different stages in the relation between the relative majority party and the Italian entrepreneurs association from 1953 to 1959.
With this essay, the Author demonstrates that along the 150 years of the unified Italian State, a troubled issue was the evidence of an initial conflict and a following happy encounter between two liberties. The two liberties are those of the Church and of the State and they have been in contrast to each other for a long time in national history. In the Author’s opinion, the wound, opened in far 1860, was healed when the Constitutional article no. 7 was passed, after a terrific speech of Giuseppe Dossetti.
Angelo Gallotti played a leading role in the land of Lomellina, diocese of Vigevano, in the educational and cultural fields, politics and administration, as well in his own family and ecclesiastical experience during the second half of the Twentieth century. In this essay, the Author shows the education he received from his family, at the parish and at school before he received a profound education at the Catholic University of the Sacred Heart in Milan. The experiences lived by Gallotti are outlined as a Christian testimony, in his everyday environment but also within the wider historical context as referenced in the precise annotations.