Too Late

Berlusconi’s Fall Won’t Solve Anything

If there’s one thing foreign-affairs commentators agree on, it’s that Italy’s infamous Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi is politically doomed. But Real Clear World’s Emiliano Alessandri writes that his resignation likely won’t solve any of the problems facing his country. That’s because the bunga-bunga premier is being taken down by personal scandals, not his legacy of corrupt policies. “What has become known as Berlusconism”—weakened democratic procedure, deep polarization—“may well survive the man.”