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Ariel Levy on Italian men, women, and prime ministers

May 31st, 2011

Episode 204 of 447 episodes

This week in the magazine, Ariel Levy writes about Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, who is embroiled in a growing sex scandal. Here Levy talks with Blake Eskin about Berlusconi's rise to power, gender politics in Italy, and why disclosures about the Italian leader's decadent parties and sexual behavior may have finally exhausted the tolerance of the nation.

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