We had one of those in Italy - our very own Trump. He was a media mogul flanked by sex scandals and most definitely corrupt. Berlusconi was his name. We all thought he was a joke. We laughed and laughed, but then he got elected. My grandmother voted for Berlusconi. I couldn't believe it. 'Why, grandma! Why?' We thought surely, this would be a one-term thing. Maybe I shouldn't mention this to you, but Berlusconi was in power for nearly twenty years.

Italian Academic in Amsterdam.

Malika Ali