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Berlusconi Back Again!

(28 10 2012) Judith Harris

Berlusconi, who has dominated Italian politics for over seventeen years, is not leaving the political scene just yet. What happened?

The Silly Season Sweeps Italy

(13 08 2012) Judith Harris

Ferragosto – the name derives from the original Feriae Augusti summer festival proclaimed by the Emperor Augustus – is a major holiday celebrated on August 15 when all of...

Summer spreads out the spread

(27 07 2012) Judith Harris

The upward surge of the spread to today's 506.48 for 10-year bonds (but 519 at the opening of the markets) has reignited interest in holding elections this November, six months...

"Grillismo" and the Powerful Forces

(11 06 2012) Judith Harris

According to the pollsters, Beppe Grillo's share of the Italian electorate amounts to 16%, while Silvio Berlusconi's Partito della Libertà continues to sink like a stone....

Family values, Bossi style

(13 04 2012) Judith Harris

Umberto Bossi, founding father of the Northern League, resigned as head of his party last week. After 30 years of blaming Rome of robbing, it turns out that some in Bossi's...

Will Bunga Bunga Finally Make Berlusconi's Personal Political?

(03 11 2010) Judith Harris

Wanna dodge prison in Italy? Just be a young hot belly-dancer with disputable ethics, become friends with the Premier (a fairly straightforward consequence to the previous...

Bloomberg versus Berlusconi

(03 11 2009) Jerry Krase

As one looks closely at the behavior and battles of Bloomberg and Berlusconi it seems that, besides being big buck billionaires, they have a great deal more in common than lots of...

Boys will be boys. (I ragazzi saranno ragazzi)

(24 06 2009) Jerry Krase

The fact that you can't change human nature is no excuse for ignoring it and since media coverage of politics is hardly natural there's even less reason for avoiding reality. As I...

Andreotti, vita di un uomo politico

(14 01 2009) Stagisti Inverno 2009

Prova inserimento Slide Show Andreotti

Buon compleanno, Divo!

(13 01 2009) Stagisti Inverno 2009

Il senatore a vita Giulio Andreotti compie 90 anni. Una vita tra politica e satira pungente che hanno spesso sottolineato gli scandali di cui e' stato protagonista.

Should Italians Abroad Vote? Views from Italy

(09 06 2008) Maria Rita Latto

Two years after the last elections were held, Italians are voting again for a new government. This time, thanks to the Tremaglia Law, Italians living abroad will also have the...

Aldo Moro Anniversary: Between Memory and Art

(11 05 2008) Judith Harris

A disquieting installation on view in a chic new Roman art gallery on Via Somalia evokes the myriad mysteries still surrounding the kidnapping and assassination of the president...

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