In yet another swing of the European political pendulum, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi resigned on Monday after a crushing defeat in the country’s referendum on Sunday. 506 more words
Tags » Silvio Berlusconi
Italian director Paolo Sorrentino’s The Great Beauty seemed very much to be a look at aging masculinity and the vacated signifiers of an ancient civilization in the tawdry age of Silvio Berlusconi. 476 more words
Just like Italy in 1994, the US has elected a brash, attention-seeking, entrepreneur-turned-savior of the nation as head of its government. The uncanny similarities between Donald Trump and Silvio Berlusconi have prompted 909 more words
What Trump has achieved, Berlusconi pioneered. Like Trump, Berlusconi is a businessman who made his first fortune in real estate. When he entered politics in 1994, he was an outsider, albeit one who, also like Trump, had long been close to plenty of insiders.
The articles I’m reading and the podcasts I’m listening to are all saying one thing: reach out to whitey. I think it was the 538 podcast that said if one in a hundred voters had voted differently in the 2016 election, Hillary Clinton would now be our president-elect. 1,615 more words
North America is a beautiful and prosperous place. The large mass of soil is rich with nutrients. The people, from all different backgrounds, work together to create magical objects from the transistor, to satellite spacecraft like no other, personal computers with pretty fonts, and rockets red glare carrying actual human beings into the galaxy for research. 1,425 more words