Italy: The Politics of Disintegration

Italy: The Politics of Disintegration

No sable-hatted bureaucrat with a corner office in the Kremlin ever held onto power and privilege more tenaciously than the gaggle of political bosses who run Italy. Thus anyone in the past who bet on a thorough (and much needed)shake-up of the Italian political scene was working with truly lousy odds. Until this summer, I wouldn’t have risked money on it. But now chances of a major party realignment look less improbable. In the foreseeable future, Italians might enjoy a real choice of governments—more progressive or more conservative—a choice most Europeans take for granted.

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