Firenze Finally Forgives Dante (Sorta)

“Dante reserved his sharpest vitriol for the city fathers of his hometown Florence. Seven centuries on and Florence’s city council is finally considering a symbolic end to the banishment by granting Dante a posthumous medal. A solid majority of council members voted last month to grant the poet the city’s highest honor, the golden florin. Several leftists, though, voted ‘no’.”