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.”