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Italy news and analysis from The Nation
July 25, 2017
Over 2,000 Migrants Have Died Crossing the Mediterranean So Far This Year
The failure of European nations to develop a unified humanitarian response is taking an unacceptable toll in lives lost.
December 6, 2016
This Fratricidal War of Ours: A Referendum Divides the Italian Left
The left seemed to have been infected by the mad-dog rhetoric of Beppe Grillo of the Five Star Movement.
November 2, 2016
The Essential Ferrante
How the Italian novelist’s demand to remain anonymous reveals her true identity.
August 30, 2016
Italy’s Five Star Movement May Be the Heir to Mussolini’s Fascists
The party harps on the messianic theme of redemption for the betrayed, is allied with Britain’s far-right UKIP, and is controlled with an iron hand by leader Beppe Grillo.
March 21, 2016
The Untold Story of the Texaco Oil Tycoon Who Loved Fascism
Franco’s fuel supplier didn’t live in Berlin or Rome. He lived in New York, and he worked in the Chrysler Building.
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September 24, 2015
Conditions of Emergence: On Elena Ferrante
In the pseudonymous author’s Neapolitan Novels, the price of leaving Naples is that you can never be at home again.