Omertà

Omertà is a popular attitude and code of honor, common in areas of southern Italy, such as Sicily, Apulia, Calabria, and Campania, where criminal organizations like the Mafia, ‘Ndrangheta, Sacra Corona Unita, and Camorra are strong. A common definition is the “code of silence”. Omertà implies “the categorical prohibition of cooperation with state authorities or […]

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Quote of the Week

“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high Where knowledge is free Where the world has not been broken up into fragments By narrow domestic walls Where words come out from the depth of truth Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection Where the clear stream of reason has not […]

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De Oppresso Liber

De oppresso liber is the motto of the United States Army Special Forces. “The turbulent have to be corrected, The faint-hearted cheered up, The weak supported; The Gospel’s opponents need to be refuted, Its insidious enemies guarded against; The unlearned need to be taught, The indolent stirred up, The argumentative checked; The proud must be […]

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