Linton- Life in the Collections
Denis Mack Smith:
New Haven and London 1994
Denis Mack Smith mentions Linton repeatedly in his authoritative biography of the Italian revolutionary as a friend and follower. Although Giuseppe Mazzini constantly failed during his lifetime with his guerrilla tactics and attempted coups in his homeland, he can be considered in a wider historical perspective as one of the most influential and successful ideologists of the 19th century. He was not only the architect and spiritus rector of Italian unification, but also one of the driving ideological forces of the republican insurgencies of 1848, which changed the Eurasian map on the long term. In the end, his central vision of a Europe of democratic republican nations became reality.