The European Tribune is a forum for thoughtful dialogue of European and international issues. You are invited to post comments and your own articles.
Please REGISTER to post.
He remarked that after 15 years of being fed Berlusconi's propaganda, the new generations take the Italian situation for granted, as they have no means of comparison. The new generations are spectators of "politics", not citizens who participate in politics (which in the end is the defining nature of citizenry). Since inconvenient hard facts have been reduced to opinions or swept under the rug, we cannot say that Italy has an informed public opinion. It's no wonder Italy continues to be classified at the bottom in terms of freedom of the press.
On Sunday, Eugenio Scalfari took up Moretti's argument in his Repubblica editorial- and today the debate continues.
Famiglia Cristiana of course does not express any official position of the Church which quite to the contrary much prefers Berlusconi. It is the most widely distributed weekly in Italy and does reflect the unease of Catholics who are by and large more modern and liberal than the hierarchy.
Obliquely, the Pope did come out against racism and its modern forms yesterday. Naturally, the government wholeheartedly agreed. Some noted that the Pope's words has utterly nothing to do with the government's recent actions. He must have been thinking about Greenland, I suppose.
by Migeru - Jun 15 62 comments
by Frank Schnittger - Jun 17 20 comments
by Katrin - Jun 12 88 comments
by Jerome a Paris - Jun 9 68 comments
by DoDo - Jun 9 22 comments
by Zwackus - Jun 11 64 comments
by Metatone - Jun 8 4 comments
by Ted Welch - Jun 3 1 comment
by Frank Schnittger - Jun 1720 comments
by Migeru - Jun 1562 comments
by Katrin - Jun 1288 comments
by DoDo - Jun 1126 comments
by Zwackus - Jun 1164 comments
by Jerome a Paris - Jun 968 comments
by DoDo - Jun 922 comments
by Metatone - Jun 84 comments
by DoDo - Jun 671 comments
by DoDo - Jun 418 comments
by Ted Welch - Jun 31 comment
by gmoke - Jun 211 comments
by Frank Schnittger - May 3113 comments
by A swedish kind of death - May 3113 comments
by ceebs - May 2927 comments
by ARGeezer - May 2915 comments
by Zwackus - May 271 comment
by DoDo - May 2631 comments
by DoDo - May 2346 comments
by Metatone - May 1490 comments