Silvio Berlusconi: Television, Power and Patrimony

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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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

Review: Silvio Berlusconi: Television, Power and Patrimony

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The world is chaotic; our lives, and the lives of those around us unfold with an arbitrary imprecision. Sometimes, in order to render our impressions into a matťriel accessible to reason, we will cast ... Volledige recensie lezen

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The Making of a Television Empire
Into Politics
Right and Left 19962001
Berlusconis Project
In Power
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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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