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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

Palgrave Macmillan Trade

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

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