ITALY: Excessive Zeal

Pietro Nenni, Italy's No. 1 Socialist, had a bit of political luck last week—he was arrested. Nenni and his friend Palmiro Togliatti, Italy's No. 1 Communist, were given permission by the Allies to visit the North, on condition that neither addressed outdoor meetings. Street signs reading "We Want Nenni," "We Want Togliatti" strongly tempted them. Before long, both succumbed. Promptly. Allied military police led Nenni (who holds no Government office) off to jail. Togliatti (who is Italy's Vice Premier) was not arrested.

Instantly all parties protested. Cried the Communist L'Unità: an "intimidating maneuver." Sighed the monarchist Italia Nuova: a "regrettable incident."...

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