realtà politico-statuale

Discussion in 'Italian-English' started by phillyitalianstudent, Mar 16, 2010.

  1. phillyitalianstudent Senior Member

    Philadelphia
    English, U.S.A.
    I do not understand what this phrase refers to in the following context.

    CONTEXT:

    Propria dopo la 'Rerum novarum', l'integralismo cattolico ha finalmente potuto riprendere le sue forme di attaco al sistema borghese, in una rinnovata aderenza alla realtà politico-statuale, mettendosi appunto pienemente sul terreno democraticisitico delle 'attività sociali', a contenuto più o meno riformistico.

    ATTEMPTED TRANSLATION:

    Immediately after 'Rerum novarum,' integral Catholicism was finally able to resume its forms of attack on the bourgeois system, in a renewed adherence to the reality typical of the sort of politics practiced by the state, placing itself fully on the democratic terrain of "social activity," with a content more or less reformist.

    realtà politico-statuale = the reality typical of the sort of politics practiced by the state?

    Does the author intend to say that "integral Catholicism," as a merely social rather than political movement, began to practice politics as if it were a state?
     
     
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  2. vale_ca Senior Member

    Italy, Milan
    Italiano
    I do not know how it could be translated into English but statuale means referred to the state as a political and social organization.

    Something like the "adherence to the political situation and the state context"...
     

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