Quick Thoughts on the European Parliament Elections

1) When Macron won the elections and became the President in France my students said: The French have taken the right step. To which my response was: a) this definitely means Le Pen will win the next election. b) had it been in Italy people would have definitely voted Le Pen. c) in order to … Continue reading Quick Thoughts on the European Parliament Elections

The Far-Right Threat to Freedom of Speech

When the Italian deputy Prime-Minister Matteo Salvini took office last year, he hinted a couple of times that in his opinion, spending public funds to protect Roberto Saviano was useless. At that time, these remarks were not much highlighted in the Italian media and few pundits highlighted the threat they were posing. Almost a year … Continue reading The Far-Right Threat to Freedom of Speech

To a Great Hero

Versione italiana qui She was 11 when I first saw her. She was in the 5th grade of the elementary school. On the first day, we were trying to describe a picture in their book. I would ask them questions and they would take turns responding. Those who couldn't respond were often helped by the … Continue reading To a Great Hero

Breve Riflessione sulle Regionali Abruzzesi

Arriviamo al punto: La politica italiana è nel momento surreale. I motivi sono questi: I pentastellini, che prima di arrivare al potere credevano di avere la soluzione di qualunque immaginabile problema, si sono resi conto di avere le soluzioni poco utili... A loro manca, inoltre alle soluzioni utili, il coraggio di ammettere la loro incompetenza … Continue reading Breve Riflessione sulle Regionali Abruzzesi

Su Sergio Mattarella ed il Nuovo Governo dell’Italia

Ieri, 27 maggio, con una mossa incostituzionale secondo alcuni e storica secondo altri, Sergio Mattarella ha bloccato la formazione di un  governo che, a tutti gli effetti, avrebbe potuto essere uno dei più reazionari mai al potere in Europa dopo la Seconda Guerra Mondiale. La Lega ed il Movimento Cinque Stelle, due partiti anti-establishment che … Continue reading Su Sergio Mattarella ed il Nuovo Governo dell’Italia

On Sergio Mattarella and the New Government in Italy

Yesterday, May 27th, in a move which some believed to be unconstitutional and some believed to be historical, Sergio Mattarella blocked the formation of the government which was supposed to be indeed one of the most reactionary governments ever to have ruled in Europe after the Second World War. Lega and M5S, the two anti-establishment … Continue reading On Sergio Mattarella and the New Government in Italy