The populist government’s reckless budget relies on other countries being ready to bail it out.
- Alberto Mingardi
MILAN — One of the bestselling books in Italy right now is a novel based on the life of Benito Mussolini, the Italian dictator who invented fascism.
“M” by Antonio Scurati aims to be the first in a trilogy.
Though several historical inaccuracies have been spotted, the novel captures well the spirit of the troubled times in which Mussolini came to power.
It also portrays a man who, as he enters office, puts tremendous energy into trying a — perhaps quixotic — attempt…