sabato 19 aprile 2008

The price is too high

Political stability is not to be lightly dismissed in a country that has suffered 61 governments since 1945. Yet the voters' choice this week promises irrelevance rather than renaissance. The senator, you see, spoke as a supporter of the centre-right coalition led by Silvio Berlusconi. The price of the new clarity in Italian politics is Mr Berlusconi's return as prime minister. The billionaire media magnate, self-styled political clown, and frequent defendant in the Italian courts could remain in power until 2013. Who knows, he might then chase his ambition to be president.
The price is too high.
Mr Berlusconi certainly shares the ambition to rebuild Italy's prestige. But the argument that he can lead Italy back to modernity misses the most simple objection. How can Italy recast itself as a vibrant European democracy when its prime minister would be disqualified from office in any and all of the states against which it wants to measure itself?

Quest'articolo viene dal sito del Financial Times...
dico, Financial Times

Arrangiatevi, io ho votato Di Pietro

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