The Press: Mr. Cortesi Gets Mad

Arnaldo Cortesi is a patient and easygoing man. In his 17 years as New York Times correspondent in Italy, Cortesi managed to get along with Fascist officials while many another newsman was kicked out of the country. Cortesi (rhymes with more-lazy) had to get along: he was an Italian citizen. (His mother was from Boston; his father was Associated Press bureau chief in Rome for 29 years.*)

Lean, leisurely Arnaldo Cortesi was schooled in Italy and England, became something of a scholar and a connoisseur of wines. He learned to like the cafe life...

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