L’Italie seuleLettre d’Italie, n. 1


L’Italie seule
Lettre d’Italie, n. 1


L’Italie, une masse anarchique où la civilisation, l’humanité, tantôt sombrent tantôt se sauvent en se frayant des voies secrètes

Daniel Halévy, Décadence de la liberté

Six semaines après une session électorale qui a ébranlé les fondements mêmes du système politique italien tel qu’il a été, malgré des hauts et des bas, depuis l’après-guerre, rien – ni le résultat en soi même, ni le feu croisé entre les partis qui a fait suite – ne permet pas encore de dire quel […]

Trump, Myanmar, Chinaand the inheritance of Obama’s “dumb deals”


Trump, Myanmar, China
and the inheritance of Obama’s “dumb deals”


Just a few days after entering the White House, and a very recent convert to geo-political affairs, President Trump was obviously unaware of the plan that there was behind the US-Australian refugee deal. And couldn’t appreciate the political meaning and value to US diplomacy of taking 1,250 Muslims on US soil.

“I will study this dumb deal”, Trump said after a harsh conversation with Australian PM Malcom Turnbull, who had mentioned an Obama-era agreement by which Washington has accepted to take and resettle in the US 1,250 Muslim refugees, mainly of Rohingya ethnicity, presently stranded in two detention camps in Nauru and Manus, near the coast […]

Those who believe Trump is stupidhaven’t seen what he has accomplished


Those who believe Trump is stupid
haven’t seen what he has accomplished

One of the biggest mistakes of the US establishment will turn out to be having underestimated Trump.
But the way he was elected President, against the system, will complicate the mission of his Administration.

Laure MANDEVILLE – The state of quasi-civil war, which currently prevails in the US, is it the result of the fact that the country is badly split alonf partisan lines, or is it due to the fear that the Trump phenomenon might mark the beginning of a change of regime? Walter Russell MEAD. – As […]

L’Italie dit “Non” à son avenir

L’Italie dit “Non” à son avenir

En Italie, une convergences de profiteurs de la corruption, de démagogues populistes, du vote de protestation, de déçus de l'Europe, et d'anciens communistes qui n'ont plus d'autre rêve que d'être acceptés chez les riches, a étranglé la tentative réformatrice de Matteo Renzi.
Même si certains détails prouvent que la société Italienne garde sa fibre morale, le déclin de l'affluence aux urnes , la frustration générale et l'absence de perspectives politiques laissent craindre l'instabilité, l'ingouvernabilité et, à la limite, la violence.

L’on prétend que, en appelant Matteo Renzi “Matador” pour le féliciter après que son parti avait obtenu 41% aux élections européennes, Mme Merkel aurait fourni la preuve qu’elle n’arrive pas à discerner l’Italie de l’Espagne – Que voulez-vous ? Ces pays du Sud sont tous si différents de la DDR! Mais il s’agit probablement d’une insinuation […]

UK Brexit: Democracy Hijacked; the country adrift.


UK Brexit: Democracy Hijacked; the country adrift.


A country like Britain that has no written constitution must rely to a large extent on the wisdom and integrity of its leaders. Unfortunately these qualities have been in short supply recently

  The UK version of parliamentary democracy has its fault lines, but one of its strengths is that it offers, indeed insists upon, a measured and informed debate on issues of national importance. A basic requirement of MPs is that they act, not as delegates from their constituencies, but as representatives charged with weighing the […]

Left and Right are having a meltdown over Russia


Left and Right are having
a meltdown over Russia

US political and intellectual circles seem unaware of the pitiful and discouraging image they have been offering to the rest of the world during, and mostly after, the 2016 Election campaign.

This article, which we reproduce from the New York Post is by far the most reasonable we have read in a long time.

  In this time of weird reversals, Democrats and liberals who scoffed at Mitt Romney’s 2012 assertion that Russia was our primary adversary have become so convinced of Vladimir Putin’s perfidy, they sound like the Cold Warriors of old. Meanwhile, our incoming president continues to extend the benefit of the doubt to Russia when it […]

THE LURE OF “POPULISM”Why the “NO” in Italy’s referendum was’t the same as “Leave” or “Trump for President”

THE LURE OF “POPULISM”

Why the “NO” in Italy’s referendum was’t the same as “Leave” or “Trump for President”

Political, economic and demographic factors played out differently in reform vote

“Nobody ever loses in Italian politics; I have lost,” said Matteo Renzi, the outgoing prime minister, in reference to the habit of Italian politicians to stay in power regardless of their failures. His concession came an hour after exit polls that all but confirmed his defeat in the constitutional reform referendum. But who voted against […]

La Costituzione di chi vota “SI”. La Costituzione di chi vota “NO”


La Costituzione di chi vota “SI”. La Costituzione di chi vota “NO”

Domenica si voterà per il referendum costituzionale ed io che voto “SI” non posso mancare di esprimere le ragioni di questa mia scelta. Così come ritengo mio dovere esprimere il mio giudizio e l’analisi delle motivazioni di chi vota “NO”.

L’obiettivo principale della riforma è quello di rendere più rapido il passaggio delle leggi senza l’estenuante gioco di rinvii tra Camera e Senato. Un gioco di rinvii in cui si annidano le peggiori caratteristiche del processo legislativo, con l’introduzione di piccoli cambiamenti  destinati a favorire interessi particolari, oppure a rendere poco chiare le leggi in modo […]

Il grosso granchio dei sondaggi

Il grosso granchio dei sondaggi

La vittoria di Trump nelle elezioni USA smentisce clamorosamente quasi tutte le previsioni: la lista dei peggiori flop

Difficile dire con anticipo se Donald Trump, il candidato del Partito Repubblicano che ha battuto contro ogni previsione – o quasi – la concorrenza dell’avversaria del Partito Democratico Hillary Clinton, saprà essere all’altezza del suo compito ma certamente oggi alla luce del suo successo elettorale i sondaggisti e i più importanti esperti politici del mondo che in […]

Trump-Clinton: after last debate odds crown Hillary next president

Trump-Clinton: after last debate odds crown Hillary next president

In the presidential race, for bookmakers and bettors,  the Democratic Party candidate plentifully outstrip the Republican Party one

After the final debate of the 2016 USA presidential race that was in Las Vegas at the Thomas and Mack Center in the University of Nevada last 19 of October, the Democratic Party candidate Hillary Clinton seems to have taken a decisive step towards the conquest of this Presidential election and seems to shut the door on […]