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Italy Podcast: The (Lack of) Resistance Under Silvio Berlusconi

Italy Podcast: The (Lack of) Resistance Under Silvio Berlusconi
January 19
20:20 2017

As Donald Trump assumes the US Presidency, the University of Birmingham’s Daniele Albertazzi looks at the failure of resistance under another businessman who became a political leader, Italy’s Silvio Berlusconi.

Broadcast by Radio Open Source:

International pressure was not very effective because it can be reused by people like Berlusconi and Trump to argue, “These nasty foreigners are attacking me because I am doing things they do not like….

If they cannot identify two or three times, like race under Trump, then the opposition becomes piecemeal.”

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Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas

Scott Lucas is Professor of International Politics at the University of Birmingham and editor-in-chief of EA WorldView. He is a specialist in US and British foreign policy and international relations, especially the Middle East and Iran. Formerly he worked as a journalist in the US, writing for newspapers including the Guardian and The Independent and was an essayist for The New Statesman before he founded EA WorldView in November 2008.

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