(New York: Farrar, Straus, and Giroux, 2006)
all aglow with the concentrated brilliance of an electric heart. For many
hours, we’d been trailing our age-old indolence back and forth over
richly adorned, oriental carpets, debating at the uttermost boundaries of
logic and filling up masses of paper with our frenetic writings...
Italian pride must not be, and is not, an imperialism whose goal
is to impose industries, to corner markets, to effect massive
increases in agrarian production….We want to create a true
democracy, conscious and bold….