Giovanni Orsina is a professor of history at Luiss-Guido Carli University, Rome. He has written extensively on XXth century Italian and European politics. He is the author of Berlusconism and Italy: A Historical Interpretation (Palgrave Macmillan, 2014). He often comments on Italian and European politics for Italian and non-Italian media. He is a leading writer in the Turin newspaper La Stampa.