ITALY: How to Fight Communists

In 6,000 Italian towns and villages last week workers attended "feasts of liberty." Fireworks and oratory popped triumphantly. Two thousand anti-Communist soapboxers, doorbell ringers and pamphlet carriers crowded into Rome's shiny, modern Cinema Metropolitan, hoarsely chanting the name of Luigi Gedda. Finally, a brawny, firm-jawed man rose from his seat in the first row and brusquely acknowledged the cheers. He was the chief strategist of Italy's Catholic Action movement; he had just led his followers to a notable victory.

Plan S. Last winter, Luigi Gedda called on Catholic Action's comitati civici...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!