ITALY: King of the South

Nearly half of Naples came boiling into the streets one evening last week. Tatterdemalion crowds surged and shoved into the battlemented Castel Nuovo, where the kings of Anjou once ruled the kingdom of the Two Sicilies. A huge sign went with them: "For the love of your Naples, do not resign! The ship is in peril, you must stay at the helm!" The mob was out in defense of Naples' Mayor Achille Lauro, the flamboyant millionaire shipowner and Monarchist whose freewheeling administration has won him the title of Il Re del Mezzogiorno...

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