Foreign News: Original Errors

No barbs from their domestic enemies have stung Italy's Christian Democratic politicians so much as recent stories in the U.S. press about the menace of Communism in Italy. Most resentful of all was Party Chief Alcide de Gasperi, who considered the reports exaggerated—many of them were—as well as reflections on his eight years as Italy's postwar Premier.

Communism's strong foothold in Italy today, commented De Gasperi testily, grew largely out of "the Roosevelt climate" and Allied policy at the end of World War II. Last week, at the behest of the United Press...

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