Getting the Boot by Matt Frei

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The Southern Europe correspondent for the BBC describes Italy's 1980s dependence on illegal markets and practices and how the crackdown on such practices caused the system to collapse in 1992. 12,500 first printing.
 

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Published October 3, 1995 by Crown. 273 pages
Genres: Political & Social Sciences. Non-fiction

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A highly successful attempt to understand the bewildering, exasperating, and at times absurd political culture of contemporary Italy.

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He discusses the separatist movement in northern Italy, the resurgence of neo-fascist terrorist groups, the crackdown on the Mafia, and the Italian family, ``a tightly knit, sometimes paranoid social unit.'' Portraying Italians as a deeply conservative people, Frei urges fundamental constitutiona...

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An ambitious title: BBC correspondent Matt Frei intends to explain Italy to his readers by dissecting the political corruption scandal of 1992--and using it as a departure point for a more general analysis of politics in a country that seems determined to defy organized government.

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