Monthly Archives: May 2011

‘The Peaceful Invasion’: Us, Them, and Those in Between

Luigi Barzini’s ‘The Italians’ opens with a chapter dedicated to Italy’s foreign visitors, from those who land on the peninsula knowing precisely what they wish to do, see, and taste, and who waste no time setting about the business of … Continue reading

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Another Enigma: The Strikingly Un-Italian Italian Strike

On Friday, May 6, 2011 there was a general strike in Italy. Strike days are a hell for commuters who use public transport. I curse Italy a lot on strike days. Before living here, my own notion of labor strikes … Continue reading

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