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The Siege of Sweden

In an era of political correctness, “safe spaces,” and “trigger warnings” for the constitutionally feeble, there are plenty of things we are not supposed to talk about.  Increasingly in recent months, this seems to include crime and immigration in the

“Little Democracies”: The Disunification of Italy
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“Little Democracies”: The Disunification of Italy

I’ve been sent on a fool’s errand: to explain Italian politics.  As those of you who have spent extended periods of time in the “Mediterranean boot” know, this is a challenging task.  Understanding it requires doggedness—and a bit of masochism,

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Zeus Reigns

We don’t need to be convinced of the European Union’s bureaucratic overreach.  Its administrative and regulatory impulses, particularly in its largest and wealthiest member states, have long been a problem.  Still, despite the ongoing challenges posed by the European “deep

A Man for All Seasons
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A Man for All Seasons

Returning to the embrace of the Eternal City is never difficult.  Its many charms make one easily forget the minor inconveniences: the strikes, noise pollution, and general chaos.  The city’s many glories, both pagan and Christian, are always on display,