I didn’t get to catch all of Beppe Severgnini’s talk at the Collisioni festival in Barolo, Italy yesterday.
But I did manage to break away from a busy tasting schedule for a few minutes and hear him work a spellbound standing-room-only crowd.
“If we start to close our borders and ban immigrants,” he said, “then the terrorists will have won.”
I would have liked to hear more but a flight of Ligurian wines awaited me in the Barolo castle tasting room.
About to head out for another day of tasting at the festival and will report back soonest.
In the meantime, check out this interesting column by Severgnini on historical terrorism from late last year.
Buona domenica a tutti!