Rome wasn’t built in a day. The reconstruction of modern Italy, likewise, has been slow and taxing. Former Prime Minister and billionaire Silvio Berlusconi served in four governments from 1994 to 2011. In this time, Berlusconi fabricated a corrupt government and manufactured a $2.6 trillion sovereign debt. The nearly 20 years that Italy was governed […]

Four years ago, a mass demonstration in Barcelona to celebrate La Diada, Cataluña’s national holiday, triggered the latest in a long line of efforts to kick-start a serious move for Catalán independence. While a 2014 referendum in favor of independence passed resoundingly,  it was plagued by low turnout and the results were disregarded, mainly because […]

Much like in the US presidential election, politicians in France must grapple with complex issues involving public education. The education system in France boasts egalitarian, incredibly accessible, high-quality universities. Most of these praised universities were established in the 18th century, and are still highly regarded – but nothing much has changed in their approach to education, […]

“We’re out.”With this laconic declaration, the Daily Mail delivered Friday’s simple, momentous truth to a polarized Britain; the torrent of patriotism and triumph on one side was matched only by the apocalyptic lamentations of the other.The United Kingdom chose to leave the European Union.While much of the county’s political establishment was left to reflect on […]