On the cover of the Espresso, two men raise a gaze full of suffering towards the reader: one is right under the head of the newspaper, the other on the opposite side. In the center, another character looking to the side, who knows where, wrapped in a wrinkled shawl as if to seek protection. The group of Afghans waiting for aid, photographed by Alessio Romenzi, is the symbol of the cover shout: “Afghanistan emergency hunger”.
These desperate people are only a drop in the ocean of the disaster in the country after the escape of Westerners. Three months of drought and famine have brought the community to the end. And a million undernourished children risk dying in the indifference of the world. But not de L’Espresso, who dedicates a long reportage by Francesca Mannocchi to the shameful situation in which the West has left the Asian country. He tells how the end of aid has been added to the effects of the climate crisis, in a country exhausted by war where drinking water is a luxury and opium crops are replacing those of food. The winning Taliban do not know how to manage internal security, denounces Gastone Breccia: ISIS-K, adds Flippo Rossi, sows terror. But Massouda Jalal, psychiatrist and activist in exile, confirms his hope to Sabrina Pisu: “My country will be saved by women.”
Marco Damilano dedicates his editorial to the Italian non-system, the result of the contrast between a vital society, full of foundations and voluntary work, and to politics increasingly detached from reality. The symbol of detachment is the hidden war within the Democratic Party, between Gualtieri and Zingaretti, rebuilt by Susanna Turco.
Now only those who arrive at the Quirinale, Marco Follini notes, have the time to devote themselves to longer-term projects: but the road to becoming Head of State is full of intrigues and betrayals, as shown in an excerpt from Damilano’s new book, “Il President “. Stefania Rossini talks with a reader who, convinced by the interview published in the last issue of L’Espresso, dreams of the election of Rosy Bindi. Meanwhile, France is waiting for the controversial Zemmour to decide whether to really take the field to succeed Macron (by Anna Bonalume).
The government promises hiring and benefits for young people: but an investigation by Gloria Riva shows that these are just words, while Alessandro Rosina explains why Italy is increasingly a country for old people.
Meanwhile, the boys take to the streets: and Simone Alliva gives the floor to the activists of the network that binds LGBT people, second generation Italians, disabled people. A new podcast, Eclissi di Pietro Turano, is dedicated to them. In the newspaper, two articles tell of the paradoxes of the legislative vacuum that prevents patients from using cannabis (Rita Rapisardi writes) and of the prejudices that hinder the work of sexual assistants for the disabled (by Samuele Damilano).
Altan foresees new frontiers of terrapiattismo, Makkox reveals Salvini’s latest dilemma, Michele Serra welcomes the republic of Brutalia among the sovereignists. Antonio Rezza dedicates a page to the forgotten animals of equestrian monuments, Bernardo Valli to the lost details that create the charm of Patrick Modiano. And Simone Pieranni invites you to meditate on the word of the week: Lishi, story in Chinese.
L’Espresso closes with David Remnick explaining to Gigi Riva how to save our fragile Earth, and Oliver Stone explaining why he returned to JFK (by Claudia Catalli). Two encyclopedias put a firm point in the history of contemporary art (Gregorio Botta writes about it) and in the events of the Jewish people (by Emanuele Coen, with a comment by Wlodek Goldkorn). And Paolo Biondani and Andrea Tornago reconstruct the Kafkaesque story of two parents who, after losing their son in an accident, also underwent a shameful trial for sixteen years. And now they seek justice in the European Court.
Source: L'Espresso – News, inchieste e approfondimenti Espresso by espresso.repubblica.it.
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