Italy is a wonderful country. It has spectacular monuments, museums, churches, castles, cuisine, wine, and beautiful women: Sophia Loren, Gina Lollobrigida, Claudia Cardinale, Monica Vitti, and Virna Lisi to name a few.
interview with Niall Fergusonvia Center for Strategic & International Studies
Friday, January 19, 2018
Hoover Institution fellow Niall Ferguson contends in his new book The Square and the Tower that power is as old as human civilization itself. While emperors and presidents may have claimed to rule society from their high towers, real power has often resided in the constantly-adapting networks of people in the town square below.
Simmering for years, the full outbreak of hostilities between American-backed forces and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey is now finally at a boil. Turkey, an unreliable NATO ally at best, has again made clear that the U.S. is not welcome in the neighborhood.