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March 1, 2008

What’s Real (and not) in American Politics?

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Public Commentary on Political Commentator

The problem with trying to distinguish fact from fiction and reality from simulation in American politics today is that there is no difference.

February 12, 2008

Italian Unity - Unità Italiana

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Victory Vittoria

Having recently witnessed the orgiastic rite of the Right as the Left left their positions of leadership(?) of the Italian Government, I wondered what Italian Unity (Unità...

January 26, 2008

Schadenfreude Italiano

Jerry Krase

After all the histrionic fuss about how Ian Fisher and The New York Times made Italy look bad (faceva fare una mala figura all'Italia), Italy just did it all by itself (da sola).

January 16, 2008

Giuliani's Italian American Voting Bloc?

Jerry Krase

Why Rudy Giuliani can't rely on co-ethnicity to win. The limits of Machine Politics when it comes to Italian Americans as a potential voting bloc.

January 3, 2008

Authentic Little Italy: Che Cos’e?

Jerry Krase
Jerry Krase
Is this the heart of Little Italy?

Is there an “authentic” Little Italy, and if there is, what does it look like? To the first part of the question, I say "No." The second part is more complex, as Italian...

December 18, 2007

Losing in Translation

Jerry Krase

Potentially amusing linguistic reflections on Ian Fisher's New York Times article on Italy's "funk" and responses to the article by some in the Italian press

December 1, 2007

Nancy Pelosi for President and other Proposals

Jerry Krase
Nancy Pelosi

Since I can't propose marriage, I will simply propose Nancy Pelosi for President. Seriously though, wouldn't she make a great "first"?

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