Social Issues

The only way to go is up

“And even if somebody else has it much worse, that doesn’t really change the fact that you have what you have. Good and bad.” – Steven Chbosky, author of The Perks of Being a Wallflower. I’ve often wondered whether some of my experiences mirrored those of others. That sudden moment… Read More »The only way to go is up

Europe in the aftermath of 2008: the Euro Crisis as a double-dip recession.

In the aftermath of the financial crisis triggered by the bankruptcy of the American bank Lehman Brothers, Europe was living one of its most unstable moments. Facing the scams of the financial crisis, many countries experienced doubts about the benefits of a monetary union, adding a systemic crisis to the… Read More »Europe in the aftermath of 2008: the Euro Crisis as a double-dip recession.

Education in our times, “A GENERAL STUDY AND THE CASE OF ITALY”

“Education is what remains after one has forgotten what one has learned in school.” – Albert Einstein What is education today? What is its value in our fast-growing world? How important is it in our times? All these questions deserve a specific answer that is not yet provided by worldwide societies,… Read More »Education in our times, “A GENERAL STUDY AND THE CASE OF ITALY”

Why it is okay to be angry

In societal norms, it is common to consider anger as a negative emotion which is either judged or suppressed. And while actions driven from the place of rage may indeed be impulsive or aggressive sometimes, understanding the reasons why this emotion occurs may be the key to not only resolve… Read More »Why it is okay to be angry

Subcultures

By definition, a subculture is an identifiable subgroup within a society , especially one characterized by beliefs or interests at variance with those of the larger group. When I say this word the image that pops in my head is the opening scene of a high-school teenage American movie that… Read More »Subcultures

Protecting Language Minorities: Europe’s Path and the Case of Italy

“The Republic safeguards linguistic minorities by means of appropriate measures”, states article 6 of the Italian constitution proposed by Tristano Codignola, ratified in 1947. Thanks to this article, linguistic heritage is protected in Italy.  The intention of the members of the Italian constituent assembly was to ensure the survival of… Read More »Protecting Language Minorities: Europe’s Path and the Case of Italy

Sex without consent is rape: what we still struggle to understand in 2021

We live in 2021, and still, myths and gender stereotypes related to rape and consent are widespread in our societies, including in courtrooms. Today, more than ever, it is necessary to change the culture, to unhinge social attitudes based on gender power relations, also thanks to the contribution of the… Read More »Sex without consent is rape: what we still struggle to understand in 2021

Franco Battiato and the beauty of cosmopolitanism in 2021: “L’era del cinghiale bianco”

My dear readers, I’m sorry to inform you that I really don’t know how to start this article. Franco Battiato is a figure that is so inspiring to me, a master of…what? Are there people who don’t know about him? Are there people who are asking themselves who is this… Read More »Franco Battiato and the beauty of cosmopolitanism in 2021: “L’era del cinghiale bianco”