Remedy for Everything

Discourses on the next opportunities for ruining capitalism in Italy

by Gianfranco Sanguinetti

“I know that you will not make yourself an accomplice to an operation that, more than all the others, would destroy C[hristian] D[emocracy] (…) The first thing to say is that it is a matter of something that repeats itself (…) One speaks of it less these days, but enough for you to know how things take place and you, who know everything, are certainly informed of it (…) But (…) to spread calm in the entourage (…) you can immediately appeal to Pennacchini, who knows everything (in detail) better than I (…) Then there is Miceli and (…) Colonel Giovannoni, who Cossiga esteems (…) After some time has passed, public opinion will understand (…) The important thing is to convince Andreotti that, if he plays the trump card, a bloc of intransigent opponents will probably be constituted.”

(Aldo Moro, letter to Flaminio Piccoli, only made public on 13 September 1978)

“I know that the demand for an intransigent truth has spread. But I also know that many things (…) require discretion, silence (…) And this in the interest of the objectives that we want to attain. This is exactly why, since the day of my arrival at this Ministry, I have not ceased to recall to each person the duty of discretion, I would even say the wisdom of silence.”

(Virginio Rognoni, Minister of the Interior, 24 August 1978)

“When fate decrees that the people will have faith in no one, as sometimes occurs, after they have been deceived in the past either by events or by men, this inevitably leads to ruin.”

(Machiavelli, Book I, Chapter 53, Discourse on Livy)

List of Contents

Notice from the author

Dedication to the bad workers of Italy and all the other countries

Preface to the Italian edition of "Remedy for Everything"

Preface to the French edition of "On Terrorism and the State"

Chapter I: Some objections that will be made against these Discourses and their refutation

Chapter II: Brief discourses on the recent progress achieved by our enemies in their decomposition

Chapter III: Disorders begin with difficulty but spread easily

Chapter IV: Invective against Enrico Berlinguer

Chapter V: If a compromise without history or a history without compromise is to be preferred

Chapter VI: If it is better to work without living or to live without working

Chapter VII: Discourse to the good workers of Italy

Chapter VIII: What this democracy effectively is and why it can only find inept and dishonest defenders

Chapter IX: Digression on intellectuals: what purpose they serve, what they are, what they are worth, if one is permitted to insult them, and if that is sufficient or not

Chapter X: On Terrorism and the State

Chapter XI: Prolegomena to any future ideology which will present itself as revolutionary

Chapter XII: Brief but irrefutable discourse from a XIVth century revolutionary on how to prevent repression

Chapter XIII: On sabotage considered as one of the fine arts

Chapter XIV: Minimal contribution to the elaboration of new forms of criminality

Chapter XV: Utopia, supreme stage of the spectacle

Remedy for everything or the invulnerable constitution of public felicity

Index of Names Insulted

Press clippings about On Terrorism and the State

Translator's introduction to "On Terrorism and the State"