Former White House Assistant Wants to Transform the Calmness of Monastery Into Populist Training Area
More than eight centuries, inside the stone rampart of the Trisulti monastery, for more than eight centuries, monks have resided in calm retreat, praying, assembling and reading medicinal remedies with herbs from the surrounding woods. Only 83-year-old monk lasts. A prolonging period still survives there, as well. along with multiple dozen wild cats. The other resident at Trisulti is the fresher: a 43-year-old Briton who is one of Stephen Bannon’s neighbouring in Europe and who expects to convert the cloister into a “gladiator school for culture warriors”.
One morning recently, Benjamin Harnwell, the Bannon acolyte, gripped his ring of keys and shifted from one building to the next, through a hidden corridor and into well-decorated rooms where he said the next mission at this site was about to receive.
According to him, the monastery would be filled with students who insisted on sovereign the tools of popular diplomacy. The halls consist centuries-old oil paintings would serve as classrooms where students could learn “the facts” – the wider view backed by Bannon, who, since being driven from the White House and Breitbart News, has revolved to instigating right-wing populism in Europe and beyond.
Can be a place where monks once sustain vows of silence now generate the next generation of Matteo Salvini and Viktor Orban’s? Harnwell is still appointing teachers. He has not accepted the proceeding of recognition. He has yet whether students will eager to journey up into the Apennine Mountains for such an education.
Harnwell said a new generation of the leaders will spend time here and then dived back down the mountainside road, coming back to Rome, to other European capitals or to Washington, assisting to verify that the version of revolution might last for the decades to come.
Harnwell said, “You can see it, with a little bit of imagination ”.