Italy’s instability is unique among the disorders common in contemporary industrial societies in which, as Pierre Viansson-Ponte puts it, “many dikes in the collective unconscious have begun to give way.” In Italy the economic maladjustment caused by the enormous inflation of oil prices has had shattering effects, and our political life could best be recorded on a seismograph. The day-to-day chronicle of Italian events now resembles the philosopher Karl Popper’s memori...
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