Italy -- More Normal Than Ever


Alex Massie makes the point that though Italian politics seems kind of screwed up today, it's way more normal than it used to be. After all, Italy experienced almost the entire Cold War with a revolving door cabinet system masking a partisan stranglehold on power, ridiculous corruption, etc. Now it's moved -- and is increasingly moving -- toward a more conventional system where power rotates between competing political coalitions.

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