3 Articles by: John Foot

John Foot is a professor of modern Italian history at the University of Bristol and the author of several books, including The Archipelago: Italy Since 1945 (2018) and Blood and Power: The Rise and Fall of Italian Fascism (2022).

Closing the Asylums

Forty years ago this week, Italy began to shut down its psychiatric hospitals. The change was driven by a movement with a radical new vision of mental health.