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Italy: The Show Must Go On!

“I am convinced that behind the decisions of Grillo (suggested by his internet guru Casaleggio) exists a true subversive plan in Italy that could take us to a civil war. If somebody doubts of what I am saying, just go … Continue reading

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Berlusconi’s “decadenza”

In English, in French My American friend wrote me this morning: How does it feel to live, free of Berlusconi? Are the people of Italy rejoicing in the streets? Here in Turin, the news was hardly noticed, because although it … Continue reading

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Oprah and Kyenge

in English, French When Oprah Winfrey denounced her racist incident in Switzerland recently, I better understood the situation of a certain Italian government minister — Sra. Cecile Kyenge, an Italian citizen originally from the Congo. Minister Kyenge was appointed to … Continue reading

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Milan Wired Next

The Golden Quadrilateral in today’s Milan is composed of haute couture shops, jewelry emporia, and nouveau riche tourists. It’s the geographic square that once sheltered the novelist Alessandro Manzoni, the composer Giuseppe Verdi, the physicist Albert Einstein, the socialite Clara … Continue reading

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Italia Vita Nuova

The ministers of the new Italian government were sworn by the re-elected, new/old, physically ancient president of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano.  Half a mile away, a despairing 49 year old who had lost both his wife and his job shot two … Continue reading

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Amazons with a Cause

Amazons with a Cause Why are women first to pay for every crisis? In every society, capitalist, socialist, or transition? It’s because the bodies of women are expendable. I always noticed how women over eighty in Turin looked incredibly well, … Continue reading

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NO Austerity Day

Whenever I write about rioting students, I feel torn between what I see and what I understand. When I myself was a protesting student, I remember vividly remembered the cold warning in the text by Pier Paolo Pasolini. He reminded … Continue reading

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