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Italics

Italics are Italian citizens in and outside Italy, but also the descendants of Italians, as well as Italian speakers and Italophiles: a global community that is estimated at over 250 million people in the world.

Globalization lends new meanings and potentialities to Italics today: they are, in some measure, post national groups and communities, marked by identity, membership and citizenship in the plural sense, they are characterized by a strong culture hybridization ratio, just like their services, products, ways and means of production.

Recognizing the existence of this new common value system is to begin to use this identity as a factor for new economies and for social ties.

If the empirical analysis has led to the discovery of a real and tangible italic community network, which cannot be reduced to the network of italians abroad, it is, however, the political aspect that is the less developed one in terms of awareness, and it is this very awareness that seemingly needs to be nurtured in order to improve the communication flows generated by the italic culture as well as the economic flows that inevitably go along with the former.