The Crisis of the Italian State

From the Origins of the Cold War to the Fall of Berlusconi and Beyond

Patrick McCarthy

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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In the first full length English language account of the Clean Hands Crisis of the Italian government, Patrick McCarthy finds the roots of Berlusconis rise and fall in the practices of clientalism, the machinations of the Mafia, the corporate direction of Fiat, the edicts of the Vatican, and even the organization of the Italian soccer game.

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"[An] excellent and prescient new book." --Christopher Hitchens, The Nation

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The Crisis of the Italian State
From the Origins of the Cold War to the Fall of Berlusconi and Beyond
Patrick McCarthy

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
St. Martin's Press
Palgrave Macmillan Trade
January 1997
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9780312163594
ISBN10: 0312163592
5 1/2 x 8 1/4 inches, 256 pages
$19.95
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