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David Broder is Jacobin’s Europe editor and a historian of French and Italian communism.

Italy’s “National Unity” Government Is the Cutting Edge of Post-Democratic Governance

Mario Draghi’s new Italian government has been hailed for uniting all political forces from the center-left to the hard-right Lega. Yet the adulation of the former European Central Bank chief as a “national savior” continues a trend elevating technocratic economic decisions above democratic choice — and it’s working-class Italians who’ll suffer.