Italy's xenophobic Five Star Movement has capitalized on the Left's weakness to emerge as the lone voice of anti-establishment voters.
David Broder is a historian of French and Italian communism. He is currently writing a book on the crisis of Italian democracy in the post-Cold War period.
Today Italy celebrates Liberation Day. But the true spirit of the antifascist resistance has long been obscured.
Supporting centrist forces is the wrong way to keep the Right out of power.
Pietro Ingrao's life captured the great promise and ultimate tragedy of the Italian Communist Party.
Jeremy Corbyn may be a socialist, but his Labour Party leadership bid is still a dead-end for the British left.
For decades, the Italian left was among the most militant in Europe. Can it become relevant once again?