Italian Politics

program date: 
Mon, 03/04/2013

Politics in Italy has always been entertaining, with its frequently falling governments.  In the most recent elections there, a real entertainer named Beppe Grillo ("Joe Cricket"), leading a new party with a rhetoric combining progressive and reactionary positions, leaped into the fray with surprising success.  Steve Hellmen is a an expert on Italian politics, and he talks here with the Old Mole's Bill Resnick about Grillo and the Five Star Movement he leads.  


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