Italian racing goes on strike and brings Rome to a standstill

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Alitalia lives to fly another day thanks to a combination of Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s business acumen, unshakable confidence, negotiation skills tuned finer than the engine of a Boeing 747, and utter persistence in the face of strong opposition from syndicate representatives well beyond the eleventh hour. 

Niki Sweetnam (European Trainer - issue 24 - Winter 2008)