Rome

Is Trump the new Nero?

Barry Strauss is an expert in all things Roman. He joins The World's Marco Werman for a talk about Roman history and how its legendary figures compare to our modern politicians.

Global Politics

The radical populist party that shook Italy's establishment

The Italian establishment has failed from the start to understand the appeal of Five Star. First, it ignored the movement’s mass rallies, then dismissed its electoral aspirations, branding it by turns fascist and communist. Instead of trying to understand Five Star’s growing popularity, the main parties labeled its candidates dilettantes lacking the experience and competence to govern.

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Italy's political limbo

The World's Gerry Hadden reports on Italy's political crisis as yesterday the country's center-left coalition government fell, after a raucous and -- some say -- undignified -- debate in the Italian parliament.

Global Politics

Italy's new politics

The World's Gerry Hadden reports that Italy's latest election campaign has seen a change in the country's super-fragmented political landscape, as the main left-of-center candidate is refusing to run as part of a coalition

Arts, Culture & Media

Geo answer

York, England is the answer to today's Geo Quiz. The city is celebrating the centuries old tradition of rapper sword dancing this weekend. Producer Naomi Arenburg sent us an audio postcard of the Clownfish Rapper Sword Dancers of Cape Cod, Massachusetts doing their thing.