And, were she found guilty again, would the United States extradite Amanda Knox?
After years of brutal austerity, collapsing economies, widespread unemployment, and shredding of the social safety net, Italians said "basta!" Enough!
What made Europe a compelling political, economic, and social alternative wedged between Anglo-American free marketeers and Soviet nomenklatura is rapidly becoming a thing of the past.
Libya's Transitional Council and Italy are likely to become fast friends because of oil.
There is a sense that Italians are holding their breath.
In Italy, and across the world, local water must be administered for the common good of the community - il bene comune - and not treated as a market commodity.
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, increasingly under attack by trade unions angered at his austerity proposals and a feckless economic program that has produced virtually no growth, now finds himself besieged on the Internet.
The recent G8 meeting in Italy was another reminder that size matters particularly when it comes to economic summits.
There is a growing number of campaigns that seek the withdrawal of U.S. foreign military bases. And they may just succeed.