Why can't Italy get over its fascination with fascism? First, they reelect Silvio Berlusconi, who responds by saying, "We are the new Falange."
Now, there is this:
Italy's new parliament met for the first time yesterday with applause for Rome's mayor-elect, Gianni Alemanno, a day after followers celebrated his triumph with straight-arm salutes and fascist-era chants.
I don't know a whole lot about Italy, but why are they the one country in Europe that still has a large percentage of the population who like fascism. I know that France and Austria have had threatening right-wing politicians in recent years too, but the popularity and success of Italian fascists is really disturbing.