SOCIALISTS: Fifth International?

Italy's Socialist chieftain Pietro Nenni junketed to Paris and London, consulted with Socialists Léon Blum and Harold J. Laski. In London last week, Nenni told the press what they had talked about. All the world's "true Socialists" would shortly be invited into a new International to provide a common political strategy. Its grand premiere was set for 1947.

But gestation of a Fifth International had scarcely begun when the old quarrels—and some new ones—broke out among the confused legions of the Left.

Nenni's "true Socialists" did not include the Communists, but he hopefully promised limited tactical cooperation with them. Labor's Laski hastily...

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