Turning a Young Man Old
We usually hear in science fiction and politics that a young man ages three decades in three years. He loses his sparkle, puts on weight, talks a lot about the past and keeps on repeating the same jokes again and again. The same thing happened to Matteo Renzi, Italy’s youngest Prime Minister. This is both a pity and a lost opportunity for Italy and for Europe. Mr. Renzi was once considered as Italy’s Emmanuel Macron but then God knows what happened and he became impatient. It was his own actions that led him to resign in December 2016. But it was not long that he rejoined politics and became the secretary of the Democratic Party. Mr. Renzi is still the only and possibly the best hope for Italy, but people would like to see the old Matteo, the new Matteo is so old.