My name is Marco Bani and I’m a visiting student here at Center for civic media for this semester. My home country is Italy, where I’m a Ph.D candidate in Politics, Human Rights and Sustainability at Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna, in Pisa, the city of the most famous tower, where I have also the honor and the duty to be a city councillor. I think there is no place in the world that can earn the title of "living oxymoron" more than Italy.
A land of great artists and great history, but unfortunately blocked by rusty mechanisms now welded in society.
Here, like in other countries in the world, politics alone is not able to give a jolt, hampered by the continuous need for consensus that paralyzes every decision made for a more distant future.
To get a better politics is therefore needed a new society, a social awakening by citizens, where everyone has the power and the duty to be a positive example for others, as my compatriot Machiavelli said many centuries ago: