Another meeting that the Anassilaos Cultural Society dedicated to Reggio political figures of the past. After the mayors of the city (Giuseppe Valentino, Giuseppe Genoese Zerbi, Giuseppe Romeo) came the turn of Domenico Tribbe (1889-1962), founding father and main exponent of politics in the city of Reggio for more than sixty years. He will talk about it Tuesday 11th April at 5.30pm at the Spazio Open Professor Antonino Romeo, historian, deputy delegate for the history of the homeland in Calabria who has given sponsorship to the initiative and who will be present with its chair prof. Giuseppe Caridi while Dr. Fabio Arrichetta, member of the same delegation and President of the Anassilaos Center for the Study of Modern and Contemporary History will present and lead the meeting. A scion of the illustrious Trebibe family (he was in fact the son of Demetrio, former Viceroy of the Kingdom of Italy and also Mayor of Reggio) and nephew of Francesco and Domenico, who were also members of Parliament. He therefore belonged to that political eminent who formed the ruling class in southern Italy in the wake of unification, with many virtues and many vices, an educated class, of agrarian origin, who did not notice in time the political changes that gave birth to mass parties swept away by fascism It created a new ruling class, perhaps more ignorant and crude, but belonging to that middle bourgeoisie on which the system had built its consensus, and which asserted itself with the character of federalism and podestà in centers large and small in the south, undermining the old notables. Tripepi has already managed to escape this fate. He was already Viceroy of the Kingdom of Italy and took part in the Aventine Secession after the assassination of Matteotti (1924) for which he was declared lost in 1926 like all the other Aventines. However, he bounced back after the war thanks to a popular consensus (today we would say agents) that never let him down and as a member of the National Democratic Union he was elected to the Constituent Assembly in 1946. Liberal and in 1953 he was re-elected to the Senate for the Monarchist Party, the last body his legislative.
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