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Italy

6 December 2016

The rejection of Renzi: a good day for democracy

Italians have had enough of this unelected PM.

24 March 2015

When will they stop hounding Amanda Knox?

She’s been framed before, and it looks like she–ll be framed again.

20 February 2014

Matteo Renzi and Italy’s coup d’état

Italian voters have yet again been sidelined by backroom deals in Rome.

3 February 2014

Amanda Knox: Italian justice on trial

The handling of the Meredith Kercher murder case should shock anyone interested in fairness and truth.

3 February 2014

The culture war over ‘Foxy Knoxy’ continues

The trials of Amanda Knox have become an excuse to attack the Italian national character.

9 December 2013

Pope Francis: the new King of Italy

In a country with little faith in politics, the 'people's pontiff' has become Italy's de facto head of state.

4 March 2013

Italy: why the EU is panicked by populism

EU officials’ fear of ‘populism’, such as that expressed in the Italian election, is really a fear of the populace.

4 March 2013

Berlusconi and Beppe: separated at birth?

Politician-comedian and so-called man of the people Beppe Grillo is really just the anti-political son of Silvio.

30 November 2012

Is Venice really sinking?

A brilliant new book puts today’s doom-laden debate about Venice into historical perspective, arguing that it is informed more by a downbeat view of humanity than by hard facts.