Silvio Berlusconi: Television, Power and Patrimony

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Verso, 2005 - 195 pagina's
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Silvio Berlusconi, a self-made man with a taste for luxurious living, owner of a huge television empire and the politician who likened a German MEP to a Nazi concentration camp guard—small wonder that much of democratic Europe and America has responded with considerable dismay and disdain to his governance of Italy.

Paul Ginsborg, contemporary Italy's foremost historian, explains here why we should take Berlusconi seriously. His new book combines historical narrative–Berlusconi's childhood in the dynamic and paternalist Milanese bourgeoisie, his strict religious schooling, a working life which has encompassed crooning, large construction projects and the creation of a commercial television empire–with careful analysis of Berlusconi's political development.

While highlighting the particular italianita of Berlusconi's trajectory, Ginsborg also finds international tendencies, such as the distorted relationship between the media system and politics. Throughout, Ginsborg suggests that Berlusconi has gotten as far as he has thanks to the wide-open space left by the strategic weaknesses of modern left-wing politics.
  

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Review: Silvio Berlusconi: Television, Power and Patrimony

Gebruikersrecensie  - Andre - Goodreads

Very well documented and researched: Paul Ginsborg is an excellent historian, and his book should be a major reference on recent Italian history. However, it really needs to be updated. Volledige recensie lezen

Review: Silvio Berlusconi: Television, Power and Patrimony

Gebruikersrecensie  - Shauber1 - Goodreads

Silvio Berlusconi is a scary, scary man. He is as dumb as Dubya but with a lot more control of his country's media. I now understand why all of the Italians I know who reside in America think I am ... Volledige recensie lezen

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Prologue
1
Buildings
11
The Making of a Television Empire
28
Into Politics
57
Right and Left 19962001
81
Berlusconis Project
102
In Power
132
Resistances
162
Postscript to the 2005 Edition
175
Index
191
Copyright

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Over de auteur (2005)

Author of the highly acclaimed books A History of Contemporary Italy and Italy and Its Discontents, Paul Ginsborg teaches history at Florence University.

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