It is all too easy to attribute to the political class, both of left and
right, the sole responsibility for the failures of a State or a society.
In the last analysis, the strength of a democracy in a single country does
not depend only upon the capability or the integrity ofits ruling elite,
but also upon the culture of its families and the energy of its citizens.
Paul Ginsborg, "Italy and Its Discontents : Family, Civil Society, State (1980-2001)"
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