Silvio Berlusconi first came to power for the same reasons Trump and other populists have been coming to power around the world: Voters were disgusted by a governing elite that seemed corrupt and out of touch. They felt swamped by waves of immigrants, frustrated by economic stagnation and disgusted by the cultural values of the cosmopolitan urbanites.


HAHAHAHAHA. Not even going to read this one. Apparently Brooks is unfamiliar with the struggle between Fascists, then communists, then Cosa Nostra, then on and on and on. Italy has had more governments in the last 10 years than America will probably have in my lifetime.

posted by kleinbl00: 536 days ago