February 27, 2014

Matteo Renzi Is Italy's Final Hope

Christopher Duggan, Telegraph

The Associated Press

Not for the first time, Italy has looked to a young, charismatic leader, untainted by previous political mistakes, for salvation. For some, Matteo Renzi is the country's final hope.

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Sometime this week or next, if all goes to plan, 39–year–old Matteo Renzi will become the youngest prime minister in Italian history. He will form the nation’s 62nd government since 1945 and the fourth since its... more ››
February 26, 2014
Italy's New Machiavelli
Joseph LaPalombara, Yale Global
In Italy it is widely understood, even if left unspoken, that Niccolò Machiavelli had a hand in the birth of its just-installed national government, headed by youthful Matteo Renzi. Like most Tuscans, and millions of... more ››
February 24, 2014
Will Italy Accept Renzi's Reforms?
Milton Ezrati, The National Interest
Renzi’s rhetoric certainly sounds encouraging to pro-reform elements in Italy and elsewhere in Europe. He has hit on well-known elements advanced by Monti, recommended by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and... more ››
February 27, 2014
How David Cameron Could Reshape Europe
Fraser Nelson, Spectator
If David Cameron were to divide Europe up, he’d make some crude distinctions. There would be the basket cases, like Italy, Spain, Greece, France — examples, by and large, of how countries should not be run. Then... more ››
February 15, 2014
The Man in a Hurry to Save Italy
Dinmore & Segreti, Financial Times
The charismatic prime minister in waiting must prove he can deliver. more ››