Joel Schalit, nella newsletter Trans-Europe Express di Euractiv, fa una delle migliori descrizioni del M5S:
The tone of the party’s politics has always been counter-cultural, albeit hippie-like, sans the labour emphasis of the older Italian left. Given that Grillo and party co-founder Gianroberto Casaleggio were both baby boomers, it made sense.
They were, in fact, ageing hippies, who, in classic 1960s fashion, had held onto most of the contrarian ideologies of their generation.
That cultural mix is what made 5 Star such a potent and appealing, Zeitgeist-like force