Italy after the scandal
Italy went through a dramatic political transformation in the early 1990s thanks to a number of anticorruption investigations, ultimately leading to the collapse of the two great political parties that had dominated government since WWII. The rampant corruption became known as “Tangentopoli,” loosely translated as “Bribesville.” The reforms brought by the “clean hands” investigations would shake up the entire country, leaving a vacuum for media tycoon and billionaire Silvio Berlusconi to enter politics.
From reality to fiction and back to reality. Tell History is working together with author Davide Rubini, whose recent novel Il fischio finale is set in the aftermath of Tangentopoli, to collect the stories of Italy during this tumultuous time. To get involved and share your memories of this time book an interview!
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