ITALY: Man with Two Suits

"The will of God be done," said Luigi Einaudi one day last week. He had just been told that he had been elected President of the new Italian Republic. "May Italians never have to reproach me for the pride that I feel at this moment." He had not sought the office. Then he thought of the inauguration to come next day. In consternation he exclaimed: "But I don't have a black suit—only this grey one and my tweeds."

President Einaudi had assets that outweighed the lack of a black suit. The frail 74-year-old...

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