Patrick Vitalone

Patrick Vitalone is an Assitant Editor and Senior Contributor at Mass Humanities: The Public Humanist, producing thought-provoking content since early 2010. He mainly writes on nationalism's role in economics, war, and society. His research has been featured on the BBC in the United Kingdom, as well as the History Channel in the US and Europe.

Patrick has studied politics and nationalism since he was young, finding an early fascination in the rise of such French figures as Maximilien Robespierre and Napoleon Bonaparte. He is also interested in the early American political disputes between the Federalists of his homeland and the Anti-Federalists of the Mid-Atlantic and South. Specifically, he has a particular fondness for Alexander Hamilton's work and the historiography of the First Treasury Secretary.

Patrick graduated with an MA in Modern History from the University of York in the United Kingdom, writing on early nationalism in nineteenth-century Britain, and how the British people defined themselves against others during international conflicts.

Currently, Patrick is working on his first novel, ROMVLVS, about the life of a young Fascist in interwar Italy and his struggles with identity. He also is the creator of Medium Historica, an online newsmagazine that analyzes current events and find their historic parallels.

You can contact Patrick on Twitter at @patrickvitalone, or by email at You may also find additional writing on his personal website at

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