an edge of excess


It ends with this:

It’s as if Italy’s elite felt unable to cope with the challenging realities of its role and were striving to compensate in the easiest way available – by flashing the cash. But the upshot is that expensive creature comforts no long confirm superiority. Instead, they flag up inadequacy, showing how far the elite is from Italian reality. They are signaling an inability to comprehend the country’s need today for restraint and a focus on essentials.

But if you want to get an idea of what Italy has become, surely what Ernesto Galli Della Loggia wrote on Corriere della Sera is woth reading.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s