Brief thread: Nothing against #Draghi, but this is one of those moments when Italy doesn’t feel like a properly functioning democracy to me. A govt of all the parties, left and right, which have nothing in common, but have joined the govt out of pure opportunism. Not out 1/
of any sense of national spirit or unity. Led by someone who not only isn’t a politician and wasn’t elected, but didn’t even have any connection with the last election. Someone who is supposed to come in and rule “over” the parties, which aren’t supposed to get in his way. 2/
Someone who is treated like a messiah by virtually all the media, in a climate in which you feel almost like a corageous dissident if you even think of writing something critical about him. 3/
Of course Italy IS a democracy in the formal sense, and of course Draghi has every formal and legal right to be PM. That goes without saying, but it’s not the point. This situation is very different to what most people think a healthy democracy should look like. 4/
Of course I hope Draghi does great things and passes great reforms, but that’s not the point either. If it happens it would be a case of a good outcome coming out of a bad situation

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19 Dec 20
THREAD SU DRAGHI FOR PREMIER, una campagna che trovo molto curioso (e chiedo scusa in anticipo per eventuali errori grammaticali): per quale motivo dovremmo pensare che Draghi sarebbe un buon PM? I suoi sostenitori diranno: perché è stato un buon banchiere 1/
centrale. Le qualità necessarie per essere un buon banchiere centrale sono le stesse necessarie per fare un buon PM? Non credo. Per essere un buon banchiere centrale devi capire i mercati finanziari e, nel caso di Draghi, mediare bene fra 24 altri banchieri centrali. Per essere2/
un buon PM devi avere empatia, devi saper mediare fra molteplici interessi nella società e nella politica, devi saper creare ampio consenso, devi sapere comunicare con persone comuni e devi avere una visione politica del tipo di società che vuoi creare. Cosa ci fa pensare che 3/
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