Paul Ginsborg is a Professor of European History at the University of Florence. He is the author of several books on Italy, including Silvio Berlusconi: Television, Power and Patrimony. (January 2007)

In the Shadow of Berlusconi

The Italian national elections in April of this year produced the closest result in the sixty-year history of the Italian Republic. In the elections for the Chamber of Deputies, the lower house, a mere 25,000 votes separated the two sides. In those for the Senate, the outcome depended on the …