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Tangentopoli 30 years later, for those who weren’t there

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(ANSA) – MILAN, DEC 10 – It was February 17, 1992, when the president of the Pio Albergo Trivulzio, the largest hospice in Milan, was arrested while pocketing a bribe. It will be the beginning of that judicial and political storm of which thirty years will occur in a few days, while just as few are the days that have passed since the ‘end’ of that sort of journalistic epic, called ‘Mani Pulite’, or that 6 December 1994 in which, surprisingly, Antonio Di Pietro, the leading magistrate of that pool, decided to resign. A whole piece of the history of Italy, which the new generations hardly know, so much so that Mario Consani, reporter for the Il Giorno judicial review and one of the deans of the press room of the Palazzo di Giustizia in Milan, to write ‘Tangentopoli for those who do not there was’ (Nutrimenti, 2021, 192 pp.), which traces the years that brought down the ‘First Republic’.

“The daily arrests of entrepreneurs and politicians – recalls Consani – the support of public opinion for the magistrates of the Milanese prosecutor’s office, the Northern League’s noose waved in the Chamber, the coins thrown to Craxi outside the Raphaël hotel in Rome, the suicides of Raul Gardini and by Gabriele Cagliari, the invitation to appear for Silvio Berlusconi and the surprise resignation of Di Pietro “are the salient points of a period of our recent history that cannot be forgotten, and that the book recounts with agility but also chronological rigor. (HANDLE).

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