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Italy news and analysis from The Nation
January 2, 2023
Giorgia Meloni’s Bootstrap Ideology
The new Italian government’s culture war looks less like populism of the right and more like the same old blaming of capitalism’s victims.
September 22, 2022
Fascists, Neofascists, and Postfascists: Italy’s Unreal Election Debate
With most Italians exhausted by the status quo, the far right is likely to be the biggest winner in Sunday’s elections.
April 21, 2021
Letter From Italy
“It’s as quiet in our street as it was a year ago.”
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.
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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.
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.