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06/01/2011 12:33 pm ET | Updated Aug 01, 2011

Silvio Berlusconi's Hedonism : The New Yorker

In 2008, during his fourth campaign to become Prime Minister of Italy, Silvio Berlusconi released a video in which a beautiful blond woman, standing in a grocery store beside a pile of bananas, sings, "There's a big dream that lives in all of us." A throng of women belt out the chorus together under a cloudless sky: "Meno male che Silvio c'è"-- "Thank God there's Silvio."

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