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Italy news and analysis from The Nation
April 14, 2020
No, Italy Is Not the Case Against Medicare for All
The Americanization of Italian health care plays a part in the country’s disastrous coronavirus outbreak.
March 31, 2020
How Trump Is Going to Get Away With a Pandemic
There are lots of ways for the Trump administration to cook the data to hide the extent of the coronavirus outbreak—in fact, it already is doing so.
March 25, 2020
Lessons From Wuhan
If we don’t debate a democratic response to pandemics now, we risk ceding leadership to tyrants.
November 1, 2019
There’s Still No Plan to Deal With Migrants in the Mediterranean
The reign of Italy’s hard-line anti-immigrant interior minister has ended. Now it’s time to transform policies that were entrenched before he even got there.
September 16, 2019
Italy’s Government Completely Broke Down and Nothing Changed
If you’re confused by the country’s recent shake-ups, you’re not alone.
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May 29, 2019
Italy’s Right-Wing Demagogue Matteo Salvini Wins Big in the EU Elections
As in much of the rest of Europe, the left’s failures have opened the floodgates to extremism.
June 12, 2018
Matteo Salvini’s March on Rome
The head of the fearmongering, anti-immigrant Lega party has enormous power in Italy’s new government.
April 2, 2018
Can Five Stars Govern Italy?
It lacks consistent policies, it contradicts itself in action, and its hands aren’t totally clean.
March 19, 2018
Is Steve Bannon Trump’s Link to Putin and the European Far Right?
The ultra-right populism of the president’s former top adviser is in sync with Euro-Russian reaction.
February 21, 2018
‘Shoot the Beasts on Sight’: The Far Right and Italy’s Elections
Their poisonous opposition to migrants, their loud rallies, and their fascistic violence dominate the run-up to the March 4 polling.