As evening fell on the town of Alzano lombardo in northern Italy one Sunday in early September, about 2,000 people crowded into a marquee tent. Anticipation grew as the announcer blared through a loudspeaker over the music, “Il capitano sta arrivando!”—The captain is coming! Il capitano was Italy’s Matteo Salvini—the far-right Interior Minister whose rocketing…

via Why Italy’s Matteo Salvini Is the Most Feared Man in Europe — TIME

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