Italy, desperate to explain how Silvio Berlusconi remains in power despite a near-constant stream of allegations (any one of which would fell any politician outside Italy), has turned to philosophy…The Independent reports:
In Modena’s sun-baked Piazza Grande delegates at the annual Festival of Philosophy heard Derrida collaborator Prof Ferraris speak of about the moral pitfalls of the cultural trend — and how Italy’s prime minister was one of post-modernism’s most monstrous creations.
Truth in today’s less morally rigid environment, said Prof Ferraris, had become a flexible commodity; humour and self-interest now took precedence over ethics, making anything possible in Berlusconi’s Italy.
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