Italy: The Uncle in Europe’s Attic

20 Aug
Italy has long occupied an odd place in Europe, too potent to be ignored but too peculiar to be embraced. It is a member of all the right clubs, with an undeniably awkward place at the table. In garnering more attention than respect in recent months, Silvio Berlusconi, the prime minister, has mirrored his country's standing among wealthy Western nations. He is arguably as much a symbol as a cause of the strange regard in which Italy is held (Read More).

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