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  • Gianluca Galletto
    The book “Italy Today. Politics, economy, and society” is a collection of essays that analyzes various aspects of the present Italian social, political and economical situation, singling out the structural components that make the country “the sick man of Europe”. The work was presented on November 20th at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
  • Not denying the importance of an analysis of Berlusconi and of 'Berlusconismo', the book "Italy Today, the Sick Man of Europe" focuses on other considerations to avoid the strong, recurrent and easy temptation to place all of Italy’s faults on Berlusconi’s shoulders. It will be presented on November 20 (6 pm) at Casa Italiana Zerilli Marimò
  • Facts & Stories
    Jerry Krase(November 04, 2009)
    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 money.
  • Facts & Stories
    Judith Harris(August 23, 2009)
    For journalists this is traditionally the silly season, when anything goes, as long as it’s entertainment. Alas, this beach season has brought a host of serious problems...
  • In America, millions are sitting around the television and watching the U.S. Senate confirmation hearings the way they watched the recent Major League Baseball All Star Game. It is the bottom of the ninth inning and the home team is way ahead. Sonia Maria Sotomayor is up at bat and facing down the screwballing pitcher, Jeff Sessions, who has been thowing lots of junk at her. Most of America is rooting for her to hit it out of the ballpark but others, especially firefighters and gun-toting Pro-Lifers, want her to strike out. Even in metaphoric language, it is difficult to explain to Italians why high-level American politicians are so concerned about who is and who isn’t a Federal Judge.
  • 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 have often said, the difference between American and Italian politics: is that, unfortunately (purtroppo), there is no difference in that on both sides of the Atlantic the trivial is deemed importance and the important is trivialized
  • In a country in dismay, the Church asks Mr Berlusconi "to clear the air." Italian bishops urge the Premier to respond not only to political adversaries, but also to "that part of public opinion which is not prejudicially adverse" to him.
  • Muammar Ghaddafi just concluded a visit to Italy that will boost Italy-Libya business ties and create greater investment opportunities in energy and infrastructure, according to many observers. Despite the peaceful intentions of the visit, though, the visit of the Libyan leader generated controversies in both countries

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