See what Simonetta has been reading.
Read an excerpt from The Montefeltro Conspiracy, and learn more about the book at the publisher's website.
Simonetta's recent article for Forbes.com, "The Medici Meltdown," opens:
In these times of financial woe, some journalists have been timidly exploring the past for precedents, pushing the horizon as far as the 1929 Great Depression. Very few have looked beyond that traumatic event, assuming that capitalism in its current form has no earlier historical roots. But this is hardly true--earlier history might indeed teach us valuable lessons.[read on]Writers Read: Marcello Simonetta.