Vito Volterra: Mister Italian Science

"The rapprochement between the public and the men of science, due to the state of mind that in one and in the others engenders the dominant scientific feeling in today's world; and the great crisis that shakes many branches of knowledge today. To each and every one of them correspond new needs of the human society, needs which every civilized country must satisfy if it does not want to stop or languish its intellectual life and to dry up the sources of its prosperity "so Vito Volterra, the the character that most influenced the scientific and cultural politics of Italy between the two world wars. Mister Italian Science as defined by the Americans who collaborated with him for a long time. But who was the man who aroused so much enthusiasm abroad and so many ire in the fascist regime? What is your scientific policy?