"Berlusconi will take advantage of the mood of the crisis: this feeling, which deep inside people still have, that, at the end of the day, when he was in charge things were not this bad. And this time he will play not in order to win, but just to get enough votes to be able to blackmail whoever will govern. As usual."
(Roberto Saviano, Italian journalist and author of "Gomorrah")
He's absolutely right. Search the universe, and you will not find a people whose memory is shorter than ours. We Italians are extremely good at forgetting things. This time, we have already forgotten the reason why we wanted Berlusconi to leave in the first place: the fact that he screwed the entire country, as The Economist correctly put it. Thinking that we might let him screw us all again makes me want to cry for Italy.