Wednesday, April 30, 2008

"We are the new Falange"

That was Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi's triumphal reaction to the victory of the right in Italian politics. For those who don't know, the Falange was the Spanish Fascist party of General Franco, and "falangist" a synonym for fascist.

Meanwhile, the new neo-fascist mayor of Rome was greeted with cries of "Duce! Duce!" Do I really need to spell that one out for you?

It looks like Italian politics has just taken a very dangerous turn.