Tourists are seen at St. Mark's square in Venice, Italy, April 15, 2108. \ MANUEL SILVESTRI/ REUTERS

The Demise of Venice as a Cautionary Tale for Modern Day Europe

Italian art historian Salvatore Settis sees the decline of Venice as a metaphor for Europe’s classical values

Salvatore Settis began his 2004 book “The Future of the Classical” with a description of a lecture by Italian-Jewish historian Arnaldo Momigliano delivered to high-school students in Erice, Sicily in 1967....

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