Il Duce’s Smile

Europe’s first fascist leader, Benito Mussolini, once said that “Democracy is beautiful in theory; in practice, it is a fallacy.” Democracy might be bringing fascism back to Italy again, however, almost 80 years after Il Duce was executed. That’s because when Italian voters go to the...

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Game Over

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi officially resigned Thursday, plunging the European country into further uncertainty and triggering snap elections in the fall, Bloomberg reported. Draghi’s decision followed the withdrawal of support by his coalition partners in a confidence vote Wednesday, leading to the collapse of the...

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Too Big To Fail

Italian Prime Minister Mario Draghi resigned this week, plunging Europe’s third largest economy into instability as it struggles with rising inflation and the impact of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, the Wall Street Journal reported. Draghi, the former chief of the European Central Bank, said he will...

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Another Epidemic

Italy’s capital imposed a ban on picnics and fenced off large areas of northern Rome this week as health authorities try to control the population of wild boars after detecting African swine fever, the Guardian reported. Last week, officials discovered the first case of African swine...

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What’s In a Name?

Italy’s Constitutional Court ruled this week that children should inherit both of their parents’ last names, a verdict that would end a longstanding tradition for a child to automatically receive their father’s surname, NPR reported. The top court said parents should each have a say in...

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