"A question for Elkann: what kind of world do you live in? We ask ourselves seriously". The president of the M5S writes it on Facebook, Joseph Contecommenting on the article written by Alain Elkann and posted on Republic. "The current vulgate - according to the pentastellato leader - is that some leftists have now closed themselves in the fort of the ztl. But here we are really far beyond".
Elkann's intervention has aroused numerous controversies, especially on social networks. Conte addresses the author of the article directly, a journalist, writer and former TV host, and says: “You don't look down on these guys. Have the patience to put down your folder, your readings in the original language, try to listen to these guys, to exchange a few words with them. Put aside your prejudices, your peevish haughtiness and stop and talk to them. Perhaps, who knows, it will be able to help us better tell their world, their fears, their dreams. And allow me, the young people you describe don't seem 'Landsknechts' to me at all. Because they have nothing to do with mercenaries in the service of the powerful and abusers".
On the other side of the fence, Vittorio SgarbiElkann defends: “He made literature”, is the opinion of the Undersecretary for Culture reported by open. “Never read Léautaud, Ceronetti, Delfini, Tito Balestra, Testori, Parise's primer? A writer expresses discontent”, wrote Sgarbi in a chat of the Ministry of Culture in which he wondered how no one, on the contrary, was concerned about “the discontent of many”.