WHY is everyone so quick insinuate that Italy is some kind of failed experiment in nation-building at the first sign of political, economic, geographic or social disunity?Certainly the Northern League isn’t doing anything to help this, but isn’t the base foundation that these divisions exist and are being acted on* a sign of a collective will? Couldn’t you make the same argument of the divisions that have existed in nearly every country if you argued far enough back into their metaphorical rise as states?
*positively for many issues, but for some even poorly in the short term they are at least being addressed
PET PEEVE cliches about Italy abounding in the news (feel free to add):
"Italy-It was always more of an idea than a country"-Foreign Policy Magazine