February 2, 2012

What U.S. Could Learn from Italy's Mario Monti

Nathan Gardels, Christian Science Monitor

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Italy may find Prime Minister Mario Monti's dose of discipline hard to swallow, but his depoliticized democracy is the only form of government that can move Italy forward. Monti's experiment may also serve as an antidote to the political dysfunction in the West - especially the U.S.

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