L’Italia è il Paese meno governabile e più instabile della Nato, per non parlare dell’UE. Nonostante l’Italia sia uno dei primi sei Stati Fondatori, nonché uno dei contribuenti finanziari principali dell’UE, il Paese non ha lo stesso peso politico che ci si attenderebbe dalla seconda potenza industriale dell’Unione. Un problema di leadership? Quattordici mesi fa, nonostante una legge elettorale frettolosamente ridefinita per favorire la “multi-polarità” … Continue reading L’Italia, dove troppi cuochi rovinano il “brodo” per tutti tranne che per sé!
Italy remains the least governable and most unstable member of Nato, not to mention the UE. Despite being one of the original six Founding Members and one of the principal financial supporters of the UE, Italy does not carry the political weight one would expect of the EU’s second major manufacturing Power. A question of leaders and leadership? Fourteen months ago, despite an electoral law … Continue reading Italy, where too many cooks spoil the broth for everyone but themselves!
The present government crisis was brought about by the Lega, one of the two political allies dubbed “populists” or “extremists” by the Country’s “mainstream” press and traditional parties. Moved more by fear of the unknown than any real threat to democracy, the “mainstream” press and traditional parties, can’t wait to return to the familiar multi-party government coalitions of the past. Yesterday, the so-called “Premier”, Mr. … Continue reading Mattarella a “cold-war” leader with the power to propel Italians forward or backwards in time
The Italian left regularly portrays Italy as a staunch friend and ally of America, not without betraying some disappointment. But for years the Country teetered on the brink thanks to the Catholic-backed Democratic Christians and their unholy alliance with the biggest Communist Part outside of the Soviet Union. Back then it was anybody’s guess, which way “Humpty Dumpty” would fall. Today, there can be no … Continue reading It’s Now or Never – Ora o mai più
For most of June and July my duties as Legal Guardian of a close relative of mine, have kept me too busy to dedicate any time to this blog. I am sorry for the inconvenience this may have caused readers. I look forward to again sharing with you my thoughts on a regular weekly basis. Per tutto il mese di giugno e luglio i miei … Continue reading To my readers – Ai miei lettori