Foreign News: Free Sicily

Marcus Porcius Cato never wore a derby hat. He never chain-smoked cigars or drank a highball. But Cato and Winston Churchill would have understood each other perfectly on one subject: Mediterranean policy. Like the Briton, the Roman understood that the key to the middle of the Middle Sea is the island of Sicily.

Last week the most curious sidelight on Winston Churchill's recent trip to Italy was the revelation that Sicily was once again becoming a political football at the toe of the Italian boot. Britain was reported to be toying with Sicilian separatism,...

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