ITALY: Regrets

A large motorcar snorted into the village of Albano, near Rome. Over the hood fluttered a small red flag, bearing the emblem of the Soviet.

A group of local Fascisti, sipping their vino pastoso at a local osteria, espied the odious emblem of sedition. With loud and patriotic cries, they rushed upon the vehicle, tore up the flag, abused the passengers.

Then came disillusion. Corpo di Bacco! It was no mere Communista they had assaulted. The snorting car belonged to the Soviet Ambassador to Italy. Instead of being commended for patriottismo, they had...

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