The Demise of Italian Extra-Parliamentarism
“Putin and the Rebuilding of Great Russia” represents the first attempt by an appreciated mainstream editorialist and diplomat, the former ambassador of Italy to Russia, Sergio Romano, to depict President Putin not as an “autocrat”, “tyrant” or simply one “who every week finds new ways to scare the world”, but as a “leader of a big country that has legitimate interests and understandable ambitions”.
The whole of Italy was anxiously waiting for the results of the referendum. And when we understood that Matteo Renzi had lost, this was a triumph of the people. This is a very important moment for all Italians.
I think the reasons why Renzi lost this referendum are complicated.
On this coming Sunday, December 4th, two events of cardinal importance will take place in Europe. Observing them can reveal how the Trump effect works, this time in Western Europe.
This situation with religion in Italy is completely the same as in other European countries - there is complete secularization.