We know Italians are headed to the polls on December 4th. We know the prime minister, Matteo Renzi, has made this referendum personal, and that he may fall victim to a wave of anti-establishment backlash as Italy’s new populist party, the Five Star Movement, attempts to take him down. And we know that everything happening in Europe these days is tied up the with the EU, in some way. But how?

To answer that question, and to help clarify what’s actually going on with the referendum, I spoke to Beatrice Faleri about the political chaos going on in her home country.

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