David's Book Club: Who Ruined Southern Italy?
Within seconds, I had been assigned a reading list for a college seminar in Italian economic history. I can't pretend I finished the whole list, but I did read ... of Italian unification, the Piedmontese prime minister Camillo Cavour, is reputed to have ...
ITALY'S UNSCRUPULOS PATRIOT
blunders and turns of fortune in the life of the man who more than anyone else brought about the unification of Italy in 1861, one feels the remark could easily have been Cavour's own epitaph. Lord Clarendon, the British Foreign Secretary, paid him the ...
Mr. Marsh’s Italian Job
By March 1861 Italy had unified behind a liberal constitutional monarchy: Camillo Benso di Cavour, the architect of unification ... to America’s “present contest” did little to reassure the anxious diplomat. Marsh wasn’t surprised.
150 Years of Italy and We're Not Getting Any Older
But the impression is that they see Italy as a sort of a must-see amusement park and we're only part of the furniture: they come to see what our better ancestors did, not to hang out ... shows us our past but doesn't help us with our future.
Putin TV’s Sudden Italy Obsession
The Italian region of Veneto also kicked off a referendum over the weekend that could see it separate from Italy. Presumably, you did not hear about this major ... “Anglo-Saxon mass media,” as Vladimir Putin calls it—but had heard nothing about ...