From the FORUM section
National Geographic, February, 2001
used by permission

As a national organization of Italian-American educators, we extend our deepest gratitude to Erla Zwingle and William Albert Allard for their valentine to the Italians of Boston's North End. Considering the distorted view of Italian culture currently being displayed on HBO's Sopranos, Zwingle and Allard's reality-based article arrived like a beautiful gift. Our Roman ancestors would have said, "Vincit veritas -- Truth conquers all things." Mille grazie a tutti!

Bill Dal Cerro
The Italic Studies Institute



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