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Ernest Hemingway, The Liberty of Servants

Juliet Gardiner reads The Letters of Ernest Hemingway Volume 1 1907 - 1922. And a discussion on political power in Italy in the light of a new book by academic Maurizio Viroli.

Juliet Gardiner reads The Letters of Ernest Hemingway Volume 1 1907 - 1922.

There's a new book by Princeton Professor Maurizio Viroli called 'The Liberty of Servants: Berlusconi's Italy.' Viroli suggests that a people can be unfree even though they are not oppressed, and that this condition arises from being subject to the arbitrary or enormous power of people like Silvio Berlusconi. As Italy begins to follow Greece into uncharted financial waters we discuss whether the kind of society that the TV mogul and prime minister has helped to create is contributing to the ongoing Euro disaster.

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