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John Hooper

John Hooper

is Italy correspondent of The Economist and author of “The Italians”

The real Spectre

The ’Ndrangheta is the least heralded of Italy’s three great mafias. But, as John Hooper reports, it’s by far the most successful internationally

Rome

Do as the Romans do. John Hooper on gelati, football and how to get the best from your Roman Holiday

Rewriting history

Received wisdom on the Grand Tour in 18th-century Europe is being transformed by 21st-century techniques in California