"Travelers to Italy this summer may find economic catastrophe as omnipresent as monuments and sidewalk cafes, according to this former editor-in-chief of the Economist. Emmott's breezy narrative provides a quick overview of the beleaguered Italian economy and sketches some background causes for its woes before offering glimpses of a brighter future."-Publishers Weekly Publishers Weekly "Display(s) rigorous research, clear-sighted analysis, and engaging, concise writing."-Macleans Macleans "Emmott writes clearly and succinctly."-Foreign Affairs Foreign Affairs
About the Author
Bill Emmott was editor-in-chief of 'The Economist' in 1993-2006, and is now a freelance commentator on international affairs. He is a regular columnist for 'The Times' in London and 'La Stampa' in Italy, chairman of the trustees of the London Library and a trustee of the International Institute for Strategic Studies. He is the author of several books, including 'The Sun Also Sets: The Limits to Japan's Economic Power' (1989), '20:21 Vision: 20th-Century Lessons for the 21st Century' (2003), and 'Rivals: How the Power Struggle between China, India and Japan will Shape our Next Decade' (2008).