Il Covile

Il Covile
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EditorStefano Borselli
PublisherIl Covile
Year founded2009
Based inFlorence

Il Covile (meaning The Lair in English) is an Italian online magazine published in Italy.[1][2]


Edited by Stefano Borselli, the magazine was founded in September 2009, and its cultural line draws on Carl Schmitt’s “Catholical form”, on contemporary conservative thought (MacIntyre, Scruton) and on marxism of the second half of the twentieth-century[3] (Cesarano, Camatte, Debord, Tronti). Outstanding features are the typographic qualities: William Morris’ font and Igino Marini’s Fell types are used for the heading and the text type, while the pages are usually decorated with vignette from Baroque era editions.


Many topics are covered, from architecture and planning (with the endorsement of the views of Christopher Alexander, Léon Krier, Nikos Salingaros), to critics of Contemporary art (Jean Clair, Marc Fumaroli, Aude De Kerros), to the choice of the rhymed verses, to the male identity[4] (criticism of feminism and Gender Theory), to the Judaic and Christian roots of the occidental civilization. All themes are linked through the fil rouge of the opposition to the nihilist drift of modernity in the name of the Christian Epimetheus[5] evoked by Konrad Weiß, Carl Schmitt and Ivan Illich. Il Covile also treats material culture, crafts and typography.

Editorial Staff[edit]

Francesco Borselli, Riccardo De Benedetti, Aude de Kerros, Pietro De Marco, Armando Ermini, Luciano Funari, Giuseppe Ghini, Ciro Lomonte, Roberto Manfredini, Ettore Maria Mazzola, Alzek Misheff, Pietro Pagliardini, Almanacco romano, Gabriella Rouf, Nikos Salingaros, Andrea Sciffo, Stefano Serafini, Stefano Silvestri, Massimo Zaratin.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bernard Dumond (5 April 2011). "Collectif: Il Covile". Catholica. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  2. ^ "La revista italiana de cultura Il Covile". Raíces de Europa. 5 March 2013. Retrieved 5 March 2013.
  3. ^ "Continuare una discussione forse mai iniziata". 2004. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  4. ^ "Il Covile N° 656. La Questione maschile. Una panoramica" (PDF). Il Covile. September 2011. Retrieved 16 February 2013.
  5. ^ José Luis Villacañas (2008). "Poder y Conflicto Ensayos sobre Carl Schmitt". Editorial Biblioteca Nueva. Retrieved 16 February 2013.