February 26, 2013

How Beppe Grillo Took Italy by Storm

Jamie Bartlett, The Guardian

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"The mainstream parties are finished! They won't survive for long", announced Beppe Grillo, in typical style, on his Five Star Movement's online television channel late on Monday night. For a long time political scientists have predicted that the internet would lead to the decline of formal political parties – and Beppe Grillo is showing how.

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