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February 11, 2012

America Loves Monti—and just maybe, so does Italy

Judith Harris

A subtle and sober intellectual economist in a discreet blue suit, the new "emergency premier" marks a departure from the recent Italian past. For one, he is hailed and respected...

February 6, 2012

Mr. Monti Takes a Verbal Tumble

Judith Harris
Examinations for a guaranteed lifetime job

Italy’s suave emergency premier Mario Monti has floated on a wave of extraordinary popularity until last week, when a wisecrack he made about the labor market upstaged even the...

January 7, 2012

China is Finally Near

Judith Harris

Last week in Rome, a Chinese shop owner named Zhou Zeng, his wife Lia and baby daughter, Joy, six months old, were leaving their store when two men whose faces were hidden by...

January 4, 2012

Protecting Pompeii and the Italian heritage in 2012

Judith Harris
Pompeii - Buried Alive - Ancient Civilizations
On August 24, AD 79, the world came to a catastrophic end for those people living in the shadows of Mount Vesuvius. A day that began like any other in the thriving towns of Herculaneum and Pompeii would end in a dark and fiery disaster.

ROME – The good news is that during the three days of the European Christmas holiday—Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and St. Silvester’s on Dec. 26—some 64,000 people visited...