Thursday, April 4, 2013
Anyone Want to Govern Italy?
The results of these decades of republican rule or clear and obvious to see. The only real mystery is why so many remain slavishly devoted to the republican form of government and harbor prejudicial attitudes about the monarchy in spite of this reality. Even the most ardent royalist would have to confess that the governing system under the Kingdom of Italy was completely ideal. There were many shortcomings and yet, it is simply a fact that Italy reached her peak under the monarchy while the republic has brought Italy to ruin. That is not an assertion that can be argued, it is simply a fact. The Kingdom of Italy, in spite of considerable growing pains, became one of the major regional powers of Europe and certainly the most powerful Mediterranean nation. More than that, national pride was such that Italians aspired to greatness whereas the republic has made Italians comfortable with being a third or even fourth rate power, a member state on the secondary tier of the European Union and worst of all the republic has made mediocrity the norm.