After yesterday’s Italian election, the old is dying and something superficially different but not altogether new has been born.
David Broder is a historian of French and Italian communism. He is currently writing a book on the crisis of Italian democracy in the post-Cold War period.
On this day in 1943, a strike in Italy’s FIAT company marked the beginning of the end for Mussolini.
Today’s Italian election has much to tell us about Europe’s future.
Italy’s Five Star Movement offers a hollow promise of democracy.
As Italy’s election approaches this weekend, the decline of its communist tradition still haunts the country’s left.
As Italians get ready to go to the polls this weekend, the center-left is preparing to do a deal with Silvio Berlusconi.
The euro was at the center of Italian political debate for years. But, as election day approaches, the issue has vanished from the stage.
Northern League, Five Star Movement… Berlusconi? Why the Right is set to dominate the Italian election.
The December 21 Catalan election saw a narrow pro-independence majority and a region more divided than ever.
Italian workers occupy an ever-lower place in the European division of labor.
Mikhail Gorbachev’s journey from Communist reformer to Pizza Hut salesman.
Emmanuel Macron is wrong. Anti-Zionism is not “the reinvented form of antisemitism.“
The French left’s task is clear: build a coherent majority that can work together to change society.
Abstention, not the divided left, was the main beneficiary of French voters’ pessimism.
Today’s French parliamentary election marks a new phase in plans for a grand coalition of anti-labor forces.
The general election marked a setback for the Scottish National Party. Is the independence dream dead?
Macron managed to defeat the far right this time. But to get rid of the National Front for good, the Left will need to make a comeback.
A look back at the “French Tito,” partisan militant Georges Guingouin.
Despite its defeat today, the Mélenchon campaign created big opportunities for recomposition on the French left.
Palmiro Togliatti helped build the Italian Communist Party into the envy of the European left. But just how tangible was his Italian road to socialism?