Talk of bribing lawyers, proximity to the mafia and sex scandals with teenagers have yet to dislodge Silvio Berlusconi. So how can Italy get rid of him, asks Tobias Jones. "(Italy) finds itself in a stalemate, unable to continue with Berlusconi but unable to replace him. ...Getting rid of him isn't simply a question of an election or a political coup. He has lost before and has bounced back. The only way to liberate Italian politics from his immense and deleterious influence would be either for him to pass away, or for the country to undergo a thorough, programmatic deBerlusconification, an attempt to return to reality after 20 years of his televisual brainwashing."