Stuart Kelter interviews David Kertzer, a professor of social science, anthropology, and Italian studies at Brown University and the author of thirteen books. The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe won the Pulitzer Prize in 2015 and the American Historical Association prize for best book in Italian history. The Kidnapping of Edgardo Mortara was a National Book Award finalist in 1997 and will be adapted for film by Steven Spielberg, with the screenplay by Tony Kushner. His latest book, published this year, is The Pope at War: The Secret History of Pius XII, Mussolini, and Hitler, which is the subject of today’s interview.
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