Why Italy still flirts with Berlusconi.

In a Wall Street Journal oped today, I explain why Silvio Berlusconi is back running for Prime Minister of Italy and why he should be taken seriously.

Take it easy, everyone. I'm back!
I’m back!

I interviewed Berlusconi in January for The Atlantic, at the end of a month as a visiting scholar at the wonderful American Academy in Rome. Whatever else you might think of him, as a salesman, Berlusconi is peerless.

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