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June 29, 2010

The Child Soldiers of Scampia

Judith Harris

Davide Cerullo comes from the gangland of Scampia, Naples. Once a drug hustler, he finally rebelled to the "easy life" the Camorra offered him: "Give people an opportunity, and...

June 18, 2010

Cradle of love

Judith Harris
The "Ruota" instituted by Pope Innocent III at Santo Spirito hospital

Back in the Middle Ages a priest named Datedo disposed the institution of Italy's first orphanage for children born out of adultery to save them from abandone and death. In 1198...

June 13, 2010

Where’s the Joke? Not in the Senate, alas

Judith Harris
Cartoon by Ed Stein (

The "Privacy Law" wanted by Silvio Berlusconi passed in the Senate in a vote of confidence on Thursday. In Italy’s “darkest moments” for press freedom, as the National...