Palmiro Togliatti helped build the Italian Communist Party into the envy of the European left. But just how tangible was his Italian road to socialism?
Silvio Berlusconi’s tenure reminds us that the Left needs to attack the neoliberal center, not just the populist right.
Yes, the defeat of Renzi's constitutional reform was a victory. And no, it won't condemn Italy to right-wing authoritarianism.
Old ways of thinking about mass democratic politics won't cut it in today's globalized, atomized society.
Italy's xenophobic Five Star Movement has capitalized on the Left's weakness to emerge as the lone voice of anti-establishment voters.