ITALY: The Pallbearers Wore Pink

After 56 years the Italian Socialist Party had returned to its birthplace, Genoa's 16th Century Palazzo Ducale. Its drafty corridors bore the scent of political decay. Had Italian Socialism, corrupted by its alliance with the Communists, come home to die? Its leaders said not—but their expostulations carried little conviction, even to one another. Last week, the evidence of death was strong enough to warrant interment.

"To Discover Our Soul." Against their democratic and humanitarian convictions, the majority of the party had followed cynical Pietro Nenni into a common front with the Communists....

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