We talk with Vito Laterza about Italy's new government. We discuss the rise in violence against migrants in recent months, the increasing isolation of the Roma community, and the emergence of a coordinated international far-right social media strategy. Vito Laterza is associate professor in development studies at the University of Agder, Norway. He is an anthropologist and political analyst working on the crisis of capitalism, inequalities, race and class, and Africa and the West.
Note: the case of the coastguard ship not allowed to land has resolved after several more days of stalling, here is a link that updates listeners on how it ended: