ITALY: Fluttering Wings

In the past two years, the free world's picture of Italian Premier Alcide de Gasperi has changed. The man who seemed at first a diligent but colorless politician has been disclosed as an anti-Communist statesman of impressive stature and strength. But as he succeeded in his fight against the Reds, and the Communist threat in Italy declined, the unity of his followers began to weaken.

De Gasperi's Christian Democratic Party is composed of widely divergent political factions, held together in the past by a common fear of Communism and by De Gasperi's skill...

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