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He may not be a household name in Britain, but President Giorgio Napolitano represents the best of Italy

In his latest book, Forza, Italia!, Bill Emmott, former editor of The Economist, draws a line between what he defines as the ‘bad’ and the ‘good’ Italy. The bad Italy, he claims, is dragging the country down, preventing it from liberating the energy which the good Italy has been injecting for some time. To Emmott, the chief symbol of the good Italy is the Italian president, the 86-year old…

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