About this book
The former "Economist" editor presents a lively portrait of modern Italy, with the aid of many personal interviews. He presents the bad: the land of Berlusconi, an inadequate justice system and an economy dominated by special interests and corruption, and the good: countless enthusiastic entrepreneurs, young people determined to open up Italy to the outside world and end mafia domination for good.
Once Italy was Europe's own emerging economy, a society that blended dynamism and super-fast growth with a lifestyle that was the envy of all. Now it is a major threat to the future of the Euro, and of the European Union as a whole. This book explains how Italy got to this point, what Italians feel about it, and what can be done.
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