Barbara Serra is an Italian-British journalist, broadcaster and creator of the award-winning documentary “Fascism in the Family” (2020). A former news anchor/correspondent for Al Jazeera English, Sky News and the BBC, in 2019 she was awarded a knighthood by the Italian government for her work in international journalism. She writes the newsletter News With a Foreign Accent.
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My American and British Friends Used To Laugh About Berlusconi’s Populism. They’re Not Laughing Anymore
The beating heart of populism is telling people what they want to hear, which is, by its very nature, nation-specific. You need to speak to your audience’s particular weaknesses, fears and wounded pride. Italians have a phrase, “He spoke to the stomach of the people.” And that’s what Berlusconi did.