ITALY: Viva Questi, Viva Quelli!

The surprise U.S. decision calling for the return of Trieste to Italy caught the Communists badly off-balance. Fortunately for them, Italy's predominantly anti-Red newspapers were closed for five days by a typographers' strike. Communists held a frenzied series of high-echelon meetings, got their answers ready by last week, when the strike ended.

Before 60,000 Romans in the jammed Piazza del Popolo, Palmiro Togliatti, Italy's No. 1 Communist, laid down the new line. Clad in a grey, double-breasted suit, he mounted a flag-draped truck, lashed out in a high-pitched voice against the "tortuous and Jesuitical policy" of the Western powers. "These powers...

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