The return of Berlusconi
Italy needs a strong alternative to Berlusconi. Sadly, the left-wing alternative is hopelessly outdated
Appeared in print on 13.12.2012
He is back. After a year’s absence, Italy’s controversial former prime minister Silvio Berlusconi has announced another Lazarus-like return to political life. And with his party still dominating parliament, there could be no Berlusconi resurrection without the simultaneous entombment of the current government.