ROME, FEBRUARY 23 – “I haven’t changed my mind about my interest in politics: I don’t believe in parties but in people, people who prove to be effective. And if you ask me about Giorgia Meloni, I answer that I think well of her, that she is a strong-willed and competent person, a woman, studious and with the right grit to carry out the task she has given herself ”. Giulio Rapetti Mogol, has just been appointed “counselor for popular culture” by Minister Gennaro Sangiuliano. An acknowledgment that would seem to give an answer to the age-old questions on the political alignment in which to place the musical association with Lucio Battisti. “I’m not disinterested in politics, I’m interested in people: my ideas are based on the assessment of who says the things I agree with” he explains to ANSA. Even with respect to his new position, Mogol has very clear ideas: “I am a music advisor and therefore we will try to do everything possible to contribute to an improvement in production. My idea is that the cultural growth of people also depends on popular culture: if popular culture is evolved, people who memorize song lyrics have the possibility of feeding on higher concepts”. In short, adds Mogol, “the main thing is not to chase the masses, to chase views on social networks, but to look for competence, to evaluate the beautiful”. Did you not like Sanremo? “I haven’t seen it, but from what I’ve heard it didn’t seem like there was great quality. It was a festival that played more on the attraction of the show itself”. (HANDLE).