As of today, Cosa Nostra is hurting in both quality and capable manpower, and rackets to operate. Lots of racketeers but no rackets to operate does not a mob make! The best and the brightest of the Italian people have been long ago integrated into the American mainstream. And their children and their children’s children are on the highest trajectory of success and have melded into the American dream.
A good thing? Of course! But with everything you achieve in life you give something up. Everything is a tradeoff in life. And although today Italians have reached the pinnacle of success in the fields of politics, big business, Hollywood, and the like. Something is amiss.