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  1. November 4, 2013

    Lucy Hughes-Hallett’s The Pike wins Samuel Johnson prize

    The UK’s most prestigious award for non-fiction, the £20,000 Samuel Johnson prize, has been awarded to Lucy Hughes-Hallett...

  2. March 4, 2013

    Euro crisis is breeding comics not fascists

    Some months ago, I was discussing the euro crisis with a high-ranking US diplomat. “It’s back to the 1930s, isn’t it?” said...

  1. February 14, 2013

    Cinema review: Mea Maxima Culpa, This is 40, Side by Side and more

    So. Farewell, Pope. You had eight years to swing an unbeliever – this unbeliever – around to your way of thinking, or even...

  2. January 28, 2013

    Anger over Berlusconi praise of Mussolini

    ROME – Former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi triggered outrage from Italy’s political left on Sunday with comments...

  3. December 14, 2012

    Roman descent

    Fascist Voices: An Intimate History of Mussolini’s Italy, by Christopher Duggan, Bodley Head, RRP£25, 528 pages For all his...

  4. November 19, 2012

    Berlusconi succession battle begins

    The contest to fill Silvio Berlusconi’s shoes and lead Italy’s centre right into elections next year has opened with about a...

  5. September 2, 2012

    Sun sets on Sardinia’s mineral industries

    Benito Mussolini had Carbonia built and christened after coal, personally inaugurating the new Sardinian town in 1938. The...

  6. August 28, 2012

    Italian parties haggle over reform

    Returning from the beaches and summer conferences this week, Italy’s bickering politicians are getting down to the...

  7. June 11, 2012

    Internet movement and democracy for Italy

    From Mr Beppe Grillo. Sir, I’ve read your June 5 Comment piece “The chirruping allure of Italy’s Jiminy Cricket”, talking...

  8. February 1, 2012

    An evening in the Past Knights’ Club

    Sir Fred Goodwin, former chief executive of Royal Bank of Scotland, has joined one of the most select groups in Britain –...

  9. November 4, 2011

    The hits and misses of history

    On June 28 1914, Gavrilo Princip was hanging around outside Moritz Schiller’s delicatessen in Sarajevo. In some versions of...

  10. July 8, 2011

    Geronzi’s down but may not be out

    Cesare Geronzi, the veteran Italian banker who this week was handed a four-year jail sentence for fraud, has built an almost...

  11. May 15, 2011

    Rome’s emperor of energy

    By his own admission, Paolo Scaroni is a keen if somewhat amateurish historian. “I’m quite ignorant, really,” ac­knowledges...

  12. April 15, 2011

    Irish are sharing the pain, but shouldn’t take all the blame

    From Mr Jack Costello. Sir, I read with interest Lorenzo Bini Smaghi’s latest comments on the unqualified disaster that is...

  13. March 4, 2011

    Così fan tutte?

    The Fiat 500 – once a symbol of Italy as much as the Mini was of 1960s London – at its launch in Turin in 1957 The Pursuit...

  14. February 15, 2011

    Geronzi eyes ambitious growth path

    The location of Cesare Geronzi’s office in Rome gives a sense of his status. It sits high above Piazza Venezia, opposite a...

  15. November 15, 2010

    Former ally quits Berlusconi government

    Gianfranco Fini, a former neo-fascist and key supporter of Silvio Berlusconi for the past 16 years, has made a decisive move...

  16. April 5, 2010

    The Woman Who Shot Mussolini

    The Woman Who Shot Mussolini By Frances Stonor Saunders Faber & Faber £20 384 pages FT Bookshop price: £16In April 1926,...

  17. April 5, 2010

    The World That Never Was

    The World That Never Was: The True Story of Dreamers, Schemers, Anarchists and Secret Agents By Alex Butterworth The Bodley...

  18. Brussels Blog

    October 14, 2009

    Further reading: Brussels

    Do small countries care about foreign policy? (Charlemagne blog, The Economist) Havel, still a man of morals and mischief...

  19. May 26, 2009

    Baleful influence of Burlesque cronies

    Fascism is not a likely future for Italy. That is worth saying, because it is being forecast. Many assume that the financial...

  20. May 8, 2009

    Berlusconi still sunny despite storms

    Embroiled in what could turn into a messy and costly divorce from his wife, under attack from the Roman Catholic Church and...

  21. May 7, 2009

    Berlusconi stays sunny in stormy times

    Embroiled in what could turn into a messy and costly divorce from his wife, under attack from the Roman Catholic Church and...

  22. March 22, 2009

    Mussolini’s heirs bid farewell to party

    They promised no tears on Sunday in closing an important chapter in Italy’s post-fascist history, but still the political...

  23. January 17, 2009

    Theo Fennell loses its shine

    Falling sales prompted celebrity-favoured jeweller Theo Fennell to warn of a full-year loss. The company, whose products...

  24. January 17, 2009

    Theo Fennell loses its shine

    Falling sales prompted celebrity-favoured jeweller Theo Fennell to warn of a full-year loss. The company, whose products...

  25. September 20, 2008

    Wartime drama rattles skeletons of Fascist past

    Last weekend German SS troops stormed the windswept slopes of central Italy's Gran Sasso mountain and liberated Benito...

  26. September 20, 2008

    The killing mountains

    The White War: Life and Death on the Italian Front 19151918 by Mark Thompson Faber £25, 464 pages FT Bookshop price: £20...

  27. September 19, 2008

    Wartime drama rattles Fascist skeletons

    Last weekend German SS troops stormed the windswept slopes of central Italy’s Gran Sasso mountain, and liberated Benito...

  28. July 5, 2008

    Escape to 'Alcatraz'

    Small, flat and not much to see. That damning verdict on Ventotene by a travel guide - the author of which probably never...

  29. July 5, 2008

    Escape to ‘Alcatraz’

    Small, flat and not much to see. That damning verdict on Ventotene by a travel guide – the author of which probably never...

  30. May 4, 2008

    Fascists and Jews united for Rome mayor

    Rome’s election last week of its first rightwing mayor since the time of Benito Mussolini has been celebrated by fascists as...

  31. April 29, 2008

    Rightwing win in Rome's mayoral race

    Italy's centre-left Democratic party was dealt a second resounding defeat in as many weeks last night when its Rome...

  32. April 29, 2008

    Rome elects rightwing mayor

    Italy's centre-left Democratic party was dealt a second resounding defeat in as many weeks on Monday night when its Rome...

  33. March 12, 2008

    Berlusconi and heir-apparent open campaign

    To the fans of Silvio Berlusconi, Italy’s media mogul and former prime minister, his new party’s campaign launch was about...

  34. Economists' Forum

    February 13, 2008

    Why Putin's rule threaten's Russia and the west

    By Martin Wolf At least he made the trains run on time. That was said of Benito Mussolini, Italy’s fascist dictator from...

  35. February 12, 2008

    Why Putin’s rule threatens both Russia and the west

    At least he made the trains run on time. That was said of Benito Mussolini, Italy’s fascist dictator from 1922 to 1943....

  36. January 12, 2008

    Provision used for gaming law

    Japan's 1947 constitution, written by young Americans in the occupying administration, allows the lower house of parliament...

  37. August 25, 2007

    The empire's new clothes

    Every summer, hundreds of thousands of tourists arrive in Rome. They come in search of the Eternal City described in their...

  38. August 25, 2007

    The empire’s new clothes

    Every summer, hundreds of thousands of tourists arrive in Rome. They come in search of the Eternal City described in their...

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