Berlusconi brought back the old system

Businessman Andrea Monni says that billionaire Silvio Berlusconi’s entry into politics was the end of a period of optimism for many Italians, including himself, and he wonders why people thought he would abandon self-interest for the sake of the public good.

Storyteller: Andrea Monni

Date of Story: 1992-1994
Location of Story: Cagliari, Sardinia, Italy
Location: Singapore
Date: 2 February, 2016

This post is part of a collaboration with author Davide Rubini to collect the stories of Italy in the aftermath of the “Bribesville” (Tangentopoli) scandals of the 1990s. Find out more about Rubini’s new novel,  il fischio finale (The Final Blow).