Giorgia Meloni and her Brothers - between the real world and Middle Earth


Italy's right-wing government is nearing the end of the parliamentary year--a time when Italian coalitions all too often fall apart. What are Giorgia Meloni's chances of survival? And why are she and her Brothers of Italy party fascinated by Hobbits and the threat of The Nothing?


Morgan Fiumi will discuss  this and much else with The Economist's  celebrated Italy correspondent, John Hooper.  


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