Sunday 19 November 2017

No rhyme or reason to life, just blame it on the boogie


It is the Great Heresy of the Enlightenment: that the world is amenable to analysis and logical explanation. It is not. The entire phenomenon that is Silvio Berlusconi is a perpetual refutation of the role of reason in the conduct of human affairs.

I pluck one example from the many offered by that modern personification of Roman culture, which previously gave us the Renaissance, Leonardo, the many Bellinis, Michelangelo and Ferrari.

The Italian television hostess Manila Gorio alleges that her friend, Patrizia D'Addario, had sex with Berlusconi to put pressure on him to help her get planning permission to open a bed and breakfast.

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