Basilio Korman / 07 Jul 2023

Twilight of a Populist

The End of Silvio Berlusconi

It’s often written that Silvio Berlusconi’s political fortunes lasted almost thirty years, from 1994 to his death in 2023. But this is not true.(...)

Basilio Korman / 03 Mar 2021

Vaffanculo, 2020

Coronavirus in Italian

Summer 2020 arrived late. Or at least that's the way we felt. We'd been stuck in Torino because of COVID since the end of February. (...)

Basilio Korman / 24 Sep 2020

Preaching Truth to Falsehood

Remembering Rossana Rossanda

Rossana Rossanda, the self-described “girl from the past century”, who died on Sunday at the age of 96, was many things. First and foremost, she was a Communist intellectual and a Communist militant.(...)

Basilio Korman / 20 Mar 2020

Survival in Turin

Life Under Lockdown

I’m in the second week of self-imposed Coronavirus isolation, and the fourth day of the nationwide lockdown mandated by the Italian government to stop - or at least slow - the epidemic. (...)