Italian Politics

Anyone wishing a brief primer on Italian politics after WWII might consult Steve Sailer's review of the movie Il Divo. Italian politics in some ways still operates in the Renaissance mode of constant intrigue and upheaval. Overlaid on that was the colonization of the South by the North when Italy was unified as a nation, and then further overlaid with the Cold War struggle between the United States and the Soviet Union. Recent Italian politics have included such mysteries as the death of Roberto Calvi, and Gladio, the secret guerilla force created in case the Russians successfully captured Italy.