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Timothy P Redman <[log in to unmask]>
Sun, 29 Jan 2012 10:10:10 -0600
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Good colleagues.

In the summer of 2009, I gave Mary a copy of Espresso, the Italian weekly news magazine linked to La Repubblica and left of center. The article described Casa Pound.

Last summer, she told me of her intention to proceed in litigation against Casa Pound for the defamatory and unauthorized use of Pound's name. She also read me the draft of her talk at the London Conference and expressed her hopes that her father's name could also be cleared from the opprobrium of his being declared a non-person by the U.S. court. I reminded her that law and justice were not the same.

I think that Mary has acted correctly to proceed against Casa Pound. At the same time, words like teppisti and delinquenti come to the mind of anyone reading the article in Espresso about Casa Pound.

Mary's fortitude is well known to all of her many friends. Her allies are words and intellectual courage. The denizens of Casa Pound, codardi tutti, rely on clubs and physical intimidation. Now they have lawyers who are running up their fees by ridiculous accusations about parentage. Squadistri tutti.

Mary will prevail.

Cordially,

Tim Redman

----- Original Message -----
From: "Wayne Pounds" <[log in to unmask]>
To: [log in to unmask]
Sent: Friday, January 27, 2012 5:59:51 PM
Subject: Mary dR vs. Casa Pound

Massimo Bacigalupo called my attention to this suit. He wrote, "Some furore over here because Mary dR is suing CasaPound. There's an article about this in the Observer on line. I gathered signatures in her support and a
debate followed. You can also look up the CasaPound website. The trial opened this week and the CP lawyers understandably but unfairtly objected that MdR must first prove that she is EP's daughter. One
could write a story about this . . . "

The Guardian has picked up the story:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/jan/14/ezra-pound-daughter-fascism

Wayne Pounds