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John Hooper (Guardian) alle prese con Grillo e la democrazia diretta

John Hooper del “Guardian” e Grillo. Più Casaleggio. Intervistando i due ideatori del M5Stelle John ha scritto questo e-book “Alien Landing: Beppe Grillo and the Advent of Dotcom Politics”, un libro che si compra su Amazon e che costa poco più di due euro.

John ha capito fondamentalmente che Grillo ha visto lontano nel futuro, poi sul piano immediato le opzioni sono di vario tipo, ma il succo mi pare è l’interesse per la democrazia diretta che affascina il giornalista inglese. Qui di seguito la sinossi in inglese e qualche altro dato…

“Direct democracy can no longer be thought of as something that belongs to the future …”

This is the scarcely believable story of how, in just over three years, a political dotcom grew to become one of the most powerful forces in the affairs of a country of 60 million people. At the general election in Italy this year, Beppe Grillo’s Five Star Movement, which has its headquarters on a web site, took a quarter of the vote – more than Silvio Berlusconi’s party. Such is the weight of Grillo’s following in the new parliament that his movement was able to block the formation of a new government, paralyzing the politics of the nation for more than two months.

In a fast-moving narrative, John Hooper tells the story of how an unlikely partnership between an angry, exhibitionist comedian and a retiring web consultant took Italy by storm. Drawing on extensive interviews with Grillo and his publicity-shy co-founder, Gianroberto Casaleggio, he looks at the reasons for the Five Star Movement’s giddying rise and highlights both its revolutionary aspirations and inherent contradictions. He considers whether Grillo is – as the German magazine Der Spiegel branded him – “the most dangerous man Europe”. or the pioneer of a digital transformation that will change all of our lives.

John Hooper is Italy Correspondent of the Economist and Southern Europe Editor of the Guardian. He has reported for almost 25 years from the countries of the Mediterranean. His book, The Spaniards (since revised and updated as The New Spaniards) won the Allen Lane Award for a best first work of non-fiction. Hooper is also the author of the bestselling Kindle Single Fatal Voyage, which tells the story of the wrecking of the Costa Concordia and was described in The New York Times as ‘equal parts thriller and elegy’.

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  • Venduto da: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.

Lingua: Inglese


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