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Horses’ (Heads) For Courses

by | 8th, November 2004

‘BRITISH students taking the Mafia module in their TV A-level may like to note that not everything is as it appears.

‘If Tony has ten points in one pocket and five in another, how long do you have to live?’

As the Independent reports, the new course in Mafia studies launched at Rome University’s faculty of law intends to show that life for members of the Cosa Nostra is not all fame, fortune and TV awards dinners.

The reality is quite different, and now 500 students who have enrolled on the course and who will be joined by Italian police officers keen to bone up on bribery and corruption will learn of the reality behind the Mafia legend.

“There simply isn’t enough knowledge about how the Mafia is structured and how it operates,” says Pierluigi Vigna, Italy’s leading anti-Mafia prosecutor who is now involved with the course.

So lessons are needed – some of which will be short and sharp, others long and, perhaps, torturous.

But whatever the nature of the course, all students are surely guaranteed an A-grade – unless the professor wants to learn how to swim with the fishes…’

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