Carlo Cattaneo and the Politics of the Risorgimento, by Clara Maria Lovett (auth.)

By Clara Maria Lovett (auth.)

In January 1948, Alessandro Levi, a exceptional student within the fields of legislation, philosophy and political idea, released an editorial entitled "The 'return' of Carlo Cattaneo. " 1 Levi, himself the writer of an im­ portant paintings on Cattaneo, 2 mentioned on numerous projects which have been taken via Italian students in view that 1945 to rescue the Lombard author and flesh presser from relative obscurity. With a few monetary the aid of the town of Milan, a committee of Italian and Swiss students were shaped within the spring of 1946 to post Cattaneo's works, which till then had basically seemed in fragmentary and uncritical three variations. LeMonnier of Florence had agreed to put up the recent edi­ tion. in the meantime, the Lombard historian Rinaldo Caddeo used to be getting ready with significant pains an variation of numerous volumes of Cattaneo's correspondence. moreover, a catalog of fabrics touching on Cat­ taneo and located one of the Crispi papers was once being ready on the nation information in Palermo. a short biography had seemed in 1945 and different works by means of historians, political scientists, and reporters have been four in development. those projects appeared lengthy late, in view of the truth that Cattaneo's contemporaries had thought of him a number one determine within the liberal-democratic present of the Risorgimento. As Levi stated in his article, notwithstanding, those efforts to rescue Cattaneo's paintings from obscurity have been anything greater than a belated tribute to a massive player within the heritage of 19th century Italy.

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Consequently, like Jeremy Bentham, whose writings he admired, he stressed the importance of preventing crime by alleviating those conditions which seemed to foster its growth. When prevention failed, society must imprison the offender in order to defend itself. What was, then, the function of a prison system? Cattaneo argued that society must at least attempt to rehabilitate the criminal and must therefore isolate him as much as possible from other inmates and engage him in useful occupations. " Government censorship did not allow Cattaneo to discuss political events abroad or to criticize Habsburg policy too openly.

The Congregazione Municipale rejected Cattaneo's proposal and after months of futile arguments it entrusted the task to Cesare Cantu, a Milanese teacher and historian. , I, 92 and 190. Many items in Carte Cattaneo, V/12 pertain to Giuseppe Cattaneo's impending financial collapse. 60 Cattaneo to Andrea Zambelli, Milan. February 5. , I, 126. 28 A PROGRESSIVE MIND IN THE AGE OF RESTORATION to plan for a broad regional study, which would be presented to the Congress independently. For his book Cattaneo secured the cooperation of experts on various subjects, just as he had usually done for It Politecnico.

24 A PROGRESSIVE MIND IN THE AGE OF RESTORATION sible to face English competition and even to work toward an international economic order. As an example of England's financial power in less developed countries, List cited the American financial panic of r837 and appealed to the Americans to protect their economic independence against the encroachment of British capital and manufactures. For Cattaneo, List's argument was economic heresy. If the United States refused to borrow available English capital for such costly enterprises as railroad building, it would cease to grow altogether.

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