Impunity - Berlusconi's Goal and its Consequences by Charles Young

By Charles Young

Is the winner of a democratic election entitled to preferential remedy within the legislation courts? Which may still take precedence: democracy or the guideline of law?
The moment version of this crucial publication tells the usually alarming, occasionally comical tale of the fellow who's either Italy’s major minister and the landlord of its dominant media empire. His indictment in 2011 for juvenile prostitution and abuse of place of work (in addition to corruption and tax fraud) merged formerly special threats to his political occupation - intercourse scandals and felony difficulties. In reaction, new makes an attempt to safe his immunity pose but extra extreme threats to the justice system.
Freedom and democracy are his rallying cries - but he threatens to chop down the one timber able to bearing such fruit: the rule of thumb of legislation and a plurality of self sustaining details sources.
Berlusconi promised a liberalising revolution to revitalise Italy’s economic system. but, with Berlusconi in energy for all yet of the years seeing that his election in 2001, Italy is the one significant nation during which in step with capita output is definitely less than the 2001 point. He promised to chop the general public quarter - but its percentage of the economic system, which had fallen prior to 2001, has gradually risen since.
IMPUNITY tells the tale of his company empire with its impenetrable monetary engineering; his daring diversification into politics; the allegations of Mafia connections; the felony battles and the legislation his governments have enacted to attempt to guard him; the conflicts of curiosity; the intercourse scandals which placed the be aware bunga-bunga into many dictionaries – and the underlying factor of democracy as opposed to the guideline of law.

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