Reviews December 1988 Why Italy Runs By E. Christian Kopff Americans find Italy a paradox. We love vacationing in a country with such delicious food, friendly people, and so many historical and cultural monuments. Its politics, however, bother us. To read the full article, please sign in or create a free account to view Chronicles content for 30 days. E. Christian Kopff An associate professor at University of Colorado, Dr. E. Christian Kopff is the author of Devil Knows Latin: Why America Needs the Classical Tradition.