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(NPR)   After his conviction on tax evasion, Silvio Berlesconi rails in anger against magistrates he sees as "irresponsible and uncontrollable." Let's hit the high notes of that again. Berlesconi. Anger against. Irresponsible and uncontrollable magistrates   ( divider line
    More: Ironic, tax fraud, newspapers in Italy, convictions, US Supreme Court, Berlusconi, political corruption, moral responsibility  
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2013-08-02 02:43:57 PM  
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Given the number of Italians who support Berlusconi, I sometimes think Italy does not deserve democracy.
Given the number of Italians who oppose Berlusconi, I know that Italy does deserve democracy.

In defence of those who support him, he owns such a large swath of Italy's media that he has managed to control the message to the point that many Italians actually believe that the whole world sees Berlusconi as a great man, he is shown, amongst other things, to be a great friend of Obama (and a counsellor to Dubbya before that).

One of the bitterest exchanges I ever had was with an Italian cousin when I pointed out to her that, far from being seen as a great man, outside Italy "Berlusca" is considered a clown, a joke.

His conviction will change nothing: his supporters simply see it as political revenge against St.Silvio.
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