Italy and the United States Share a Common Story:rn1860’srnForged in civil wars:rnThe War Between the States andrnthe Risorgimentorn1930’srnOvercentraHzed by strongmen:rnFDR and MnssohnirnTodayrnEach country faces seriousrnchallenges from iregional andrncultural separatists.rn’ ^ – ‘ Xrn.session w irn.pccialrnII IDCUNrnon the greatestrnwork ot nioclernrnItalian literature,rn.lessandro .lan/.oni”srn[ ProHK’.s’.s/ Sfjosirn(The Betrothed).rnParticipants will stay at the delightfulrnt^otel Asnigo, located on a hilltop in thernresort town of Cernobbio (playground ofrnFiat execs; ten minutes from downtownrnComo), where they will enjoy breathtakingrnviews of Lake Como and the Alps.rn… Conference price includes all lecturesrnand meetings, three nights at the HotelrnAsnigo, breakfast and dinner each day.rnFor more details, call Christopher Check,rnExecutive Vice President, atrn(815)964-5811.rnJoinrnChronicles editors Thomas Fleming, Chilton Williamson, Jr.,rnAndrei Navrozov, Michael Hill, Srdja Trifkovic, and Scott P. Richert,rnalong with novelist Eugenio Corti, philosopher Mario Marcolla,rnjournalist Marco Respinti, and othersrnforrnan exclusive conference on Lake ComornMay 24-27, 2000rnto explorernThe Rise (and Fall?) of Modern Italy and the United Statesrnwithrn”-Lectures on Italian politics, history, literature, and operarn”•Informal discussions and visits to historic sitesrn”-Meetings with Italian political and intellectual leadersrnandrn”- an optional scven-dav “add-on” sight-seeing trip to some of the mostrnbeautiful towns of Northern Italy: Monza, Bergamo, Mantova, Parma.rnCome experience the real Italy rather than the l^isnc xersionrnof chain hotels and guided totus.rnConference Rates: • Single: $995.00rnSight-Seeing Tour: • Single: $1,245.00rn• Couple: $1,595.00rn• Couple: $1,745.00rnName(s),rnAddressrnCity, State, Zip_rnPhonernSend registration form with payment to:rnThe Rockford InstituternAttn: Christopher Check, Executive Vice Presidentrn928 North Main StreetrnRockford, Illinois 61103rnrnrn