[ExI] Italy's Social Capital

J. Andrew Rogers andrew at ceruleansystems.com
Sun Jun 3 21:54:32 UTC 2007

On Jun 3, 2007, at 2:41 PM, Lee Corbin wrote:
> The article does not mention it, but didn't the United States
> succeed in forging an alliance with the Mafia during WWII?
> Didn't this help get organized crime back on its feet in Italy
> and in particular in Sicily (as well as the U.S.)?

Yes.  A deal was cut with the mafia in WW2 for both intelligence and  
counter-intelligence purposes.  By all accounts, it was an effective  


As repayment for his help, the US released the mafia boss from prison  
on the condition that he be deported back to Sicily even though he  
had lived in the US since childhood.


J. Andrew Rogers

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