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


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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