Clashes between generations are happening all over the globe. At the heart of most is a feeling among the younger set that the current powers that be are stuck in old ways of thinking that no longer work in a modern digital world. Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi is only 40 but is fast becoming an influential voice in Europe’s ongoing cultural and economic evolution. He is also ruffling feathers on all sides of the political spectrum – which could mean he is on the right track. This NYT piece on him and his ambitious goals for breaking Italy away from its past to better secure its future is well worth taking a few minutes to read.