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December 16, 2009

The Attack on Berlusconi and the Vicious Climate of Italy's Political Discourse

Judith Harris
A model of Milan's Duomo cathedral - like the one used to batter Italian PM Silvio BerlusconI

The action of an isolated, disturbed youth would seem to reflect the harsh language and vicious climate that has become the hallmark of discourse between government and opposition..

December 11, 2009

Leonardo Sciascia’s Mafia

Judith Harris

Predictably, rhetoric marked the twentieth anniversary of the death of Leonardo Sciascia on November 20. But rhetoric was the opposite of Sciascia. If anything, the Sicilian...

December 7, 2009

Supergrass Gaspare Spatuzza links Italy's Premier Silvio Berlusconi to the Mafia

Judith Harris

A heated weekend unfolds in Italy while media and politicians discuss new "revelations" about the relationship between Mafia and politics.