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  • Roger Cohen
    The New York Times columnist can be both passionate and rational when he talks about two countries that he loves, Italy and the US. Although in these nations “things can sometimes go to hell,” he firmly believes in the strengths of democratic institutions and therefore in a better future: “America is an idea or it is nothing.”
  • There is nothing wrong, of course, in following the Fathers’ prescriptions in favor of a republican (as opposed to democratic) form of government. But in this case the electors should not be constrained by their pledge when they meet. They should behave as free agents, independent thinkers, and deliberative representatives, not as mere delegates of their parties or even of their voters.Interestingly, in these very days a petition that has collected 5 million signatures is being circulated to this effect on the Internet.
  • Life & People
    Judith Harris(October 28, 2014)
    The Piazza as a political forum, from the empires to the contemporary democracies... passing through dictatorships.
  • Op-Eds
    Fred Gardaphe *(November 05, 2012)
    A good way to alienate people around you is to tell them whom you are voting for. With the polls tighter than ever, the odds are you are close to people who are not voting the same way you are ...
  •   Elena Luongo
    “The Democratic Party must become the party of the people, of a united people, of common people who embrace modern ideas and progress. You Italians living abroad are among our greatest assets and we are willing to support your requests” The leader of the Democratic Party, Pierluigi Bersani, meets the Italian community in New York at the San Cono club in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
  • The "Privacy Law" wanted by Silvio Berlusconi passed in the Senate in a vote of confidence on Thursday. In Italy’s “darkest moments” for press freedom, as the National Federation of the Italian Press defined it, can writer Stefano Benni's telephone jokes make us laugh?