venerdì 17 luglio 2009

Italy's heritage

I’M ONLY here to help,” pleads Mario Resca. “I’m here to serve the country.” His problem is that he has been asked to serve culture. And, for 12 years, he served burgers. In a few days’ time, this former boss of McDonald’s in Italy will be put in charge of 3,600-odd government-run museums and archaeological sites. His appointment by Silvio Berlusconi’s heritage minister, Sandro Bondi, has both astonished and divided Italy’s cultural panjandrums.
Source: The Economist

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