Tagged: Italy

Hairless heart

It is difficult to make a natural born buffoon sound even more buffoonish, but Mr Baldwin carries it off in his portrayal of Trump. The bit about Trump confusing a photo of himself with a plate of mashed potatoes is SNL at its Dadaish best.

The French Left was once the top left in the world, laden with intellectual giants (Sartre, de Beauvoir, Foucault, Althusser, etc.), who brought theoretical sophistication and panache to the grubby world of politics. Its apparent demise is shocking.

Italy is in need of a new political Barbarossa.

At least the populist menace was thwarted at the Austrian border.

The warmth of the sun

Amanda Knox is too beautiful to have committed murder.

In the Italian legal system, Berlusconi hasn’t spent a day in prison.

Netflix is the graveyard of terrible films.

I’m surprised Professor Niall Ferguson, a champion of Empire, believes the British Empire would have tolerated an expanded German one (basically a reconstituted Holy Roman Empire).

The most villainous Brit is Ricky Gervais.

George Clooney may be the greatest human being alive at the moment.