ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: Samantha Floody, “Donald Trump and Benito Mussolini: Men Who Project Power Through Architecture.” Blog di Samantha Floody (03/02/2016).
ABSTRACT – If you are keeping up with politics and not the Kardashians as of late, then you probably know that Donald Trump quoted Mussolini (known as IL Duce) on Twitter, SCARY. Trump retweeted Mussolini’s quote from a parody account because he was taunted by Gawker (grow up?), the quote said, “It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep”. I understand the sentiment to attack life with the heart of a lion, but NO – Mussolini was a bad dude.
This isn’t the first time I have encountered the Trump/Mussolini comparison. Just this past December I presented my senior thesis, which focused on Fascist and Nazi architecture, and after my presentation one of the professors from the Art History Department said that Mussolini’s name placed all over his architectural projects reminded him of Trump’s bravado. This comment was funny because it was said by (what I am assuming) was a stereotypical liberal professor in front of my Republican parents. My parents did laugh because they are progressive Republicans and also see the humor in all things Trump-related. I mean it takes a real egomaniac to think that they can be the leader of a country, both sides of the political spectrum. But in this case, these two specific personalities take it to a whole new height, architecturally speaking.
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Samantha Floody, “Donald Trump and Benito Mussolini: Men Who Project Power Through Architecture.” Blog di Samantha Floody (03/02/2016).
— ROMA ARCHEOLOGICA & RESTAURO ARCHITETTURA: La Polemica – «L’architettura fascista è storia Assurdo demolire dei capolavori», CORRIERE DELLA SERA (19|04|2015).