Dispatches From The Zone of Sulphur

Canneto is burning.

Francesco Rizzuto
Feb 5, 2021 · 8 min read
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“Fear of things invisible is the natural seed of that which every one in himself calleth religion.”

Thomas Hobbes, 1651

Hobbes’ theory of religion goes a long way in explaining the enduring grip that Scripture, Black Magic, and organized crime have on the minds of ordinary people in Sicily. When little or nothing is…