have to confess I don't know exactly what Norway is, but it's certainly not a place. Nor a country. Not even an outline on a map. It's something that lives inside the mind of a people who can't tell you what evil is, that doesn't know malice toward others, that interprets all that happens day-to-day as the necessary result of a higher order dictated by a shared knowledge based on the values of a community or a village
OBSTACLE COURSE Is it conceivable to accept a partial and incomplete democracy to avoid war? Yes, absolutely. But let's take the notion a step further. To preserve peace is it possible to pull out a band-aid called fake democracy and apply it to a wounded state that’s really a fiction, one that exists in name alone amid unresolved and probably insoluble problems.
Do we have Mario Monti or Mario Draghi to thank for the lower spread? Can we keep on living happily ever after with a 300-point differential over the German Bund? Is our European and euro membership an advantage or a disadvantage? Coming up with a few timely answers to these questions that have been spicing up the political debate in Italy.