Welcome to European Tribune. It's gone a bit quiet around here these days, but it's still going.
"Oozing charm at every pore, he oiled his way around the floor--"

"My fair Lady"--Lerner and Loewe, lyrics for "Zoltan Karpathy"'- an oily Hungarian Grammarian who may be distantly related to Berlusconi, who was a great sleaze artist-  

My God, deGondi, melo-

I may have to revise my standards for editing out the impossible conspiracy theories--Italian politics proves that anything is possible.
In truth, One does not laugh. Though I live in France, if I were to tote up the places on earth that lift my heart and stir my soul, Italy has more than it's share. It's current state is sad.
I am struck by the P2 tactical position that sufficient penetration of the political system obviates the need for an overt coup--a position that I have maintained for a long time applies  as well to The US. My diary, "The Quiet Coup", seemed a bit extreme to some--then. They should read this diary and comments.

I think that Pelosi and Wright are deeply reluctant to push the Busheads very far, fearing to alter that same equation enough to require an overt, lead-based move.
I see a delicate wire act- too subservient, and they'll total the ship of state: Too overtly, successfully resistant, and it turns violent at home, as well as in the provinces.

Is there no force, political or social that effectively opposes--
Oh, yeah. Beppo.
Beats nothing.

As of late I feel I have had little to contribute to the discussion. Thanks, deGondi and melo.    

Capitalism searches out the darkest corners of human potential, and mainlines them.

by geezer in Paris (risico at wanadoo(flypoop)fr) on Sun Mar 30th, 2008 at 01:41:37 PM EST
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