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Europe and the Left: Conversation with Federico Rampini, West Coast and Pacific Rim Correspondent of La Repubblica; 9/25/02 by Harry Kreisler

This interview is part of the Institute's "Conversations with History" series, and uses Internet technology to share with the public Berkeley's distinction as a global forum for ideas.

Welcome to a Conversation with History. I'm Harry Kreisler of the Institute of book coverInternational Studies. Our guest today is Federico Rampini, who is the West Coast and Pacific Rim Correspondent of La Repubblica, the largest national newspaper in Italy. He has served as La Repubblica's European correspondent and its executive managing editor. He is the author of several books, including Effeto Euro and Dall'euforia al crollo.

  1. Backgroundbook cover ... growing up cosmopolitan ... emphasis on Europe ... impact of the sixties ... moving to Italy
  2. Italian Communist Party ... the party's distance from the Soivet Union ... Euro-Communism ... student leader ... repercussions of the fall of the Soviet Union ... coming to power in Italy ... party's pragmatism ... influence of Gramsci ... local leadership roles
  3. Europe and the Left ... studying under Raymond Aron ... Left moves from opposing to supporting Europe ... saving social welfare from globalization ... transcending nationalism ... political obstacles in Italy ... Germany in the new landscape ... preventing inter-state conflict ... challenge of globalization
  4. Europe after 9/11 ... nonunified response ... reassertion of national identity ... disillusionment with U.S model ... European experience with terrorism ... no "recipe" to defeat terrorism
  5. Conclusion ... diverse influences ... internationalism ... Marx and other scholars

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