Chaos In Italy’s Elections

By Beatrice Guzzardi, Skye Redman, Valentina Cipriani, and Alessia Manzoni On March 4, Italy held parliamentary elections. In an unexpected turn of events the two main parties that ruled Italy for decades have collapsed, leaving space for the populist Five Star Movement (M5S) and the nationalist and xenophobic League— formerly known as the Northern League.… Read More Chaos In Italy’s Elections

Extremism in America

“Every reform movement has a lunatic fringe.” – Theodore Roosevelt In January of 2016, I decided to go back to school for my Master’s degree. So for the last year this blog has run silent while I’ve studied the effects of extremism within the Palestinian-Israeli conflict in a land that’s no stranger to political divisiveness… Read More Extremism in America

Brexiting the Scene

Overnight, the results of the referendum in the United Kingdom were announced – Brexit.  In what will easily stand as the defining moment for the UK in post-WWII European relations, a final tally of 51.9% (roughly 17.4 million people) of votes were cast for exiting the European Union. People 65 and older overwhelmingly voted to leave the… Read More Brexiting the Scene