Fighting the Mafia
Mr. Orlando is the minority leader of the Sicilian Parliament and president of the Sicilian Renaissance Institute.
Leoluca Orlando talked about his book, Fighting the Mafia and Renewing Sicilian Culture, published by Encounter Books. He described his fight to release Palermo, Italy from the influence of organized crime, saying the Mafia violently controlled every aspect of life in the city. Mr. Orlando, a former mayor of Palermo, explained his struggle to defeat the widespread corruption with a metaphor about a cart with two wheels. If only one wheel of a cart turns, the cart will move in a circle. If both wheels turn, the cart can move forward. According to Mr. Orlando, one wheel represents law enforcement, the other wheel represents the promotion of culture and democracy. He described the movement he helped to build in the government, schools and churches of Palermo.
Mr. Orlando is the minority leader of the Sicilian Parliament and president of the Sicilian Renaissance Institute. close
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