Italy’s Election Is a Shipwreck

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Italians are rearranging the deck chairs as their country irrevocably sinks.

A few weeks ago, an Italian magazine asked me to illustrate graphically how I see Italy from abroad.

I am incompetent at drawing, but an image instantly popped in my mind: the Costa Concordia shipwreck in the Mediterranean Sea in 2012.

Cen 1aItaly, too, is a beautiful ship slowly sinking because of the ineptitude of its captain — or captains, as it were.

Surprisingly, this is not the view most Italians have of their own country.

Most recognize the Italian ship is taking water on board, and…

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