The Press: The Communists' Biggest

Headlined Rome's L'Unità last week:

TOMORROW CITY BUS AND TRAM LINES WILL BE STRUCK FROM 9 TO 11 AND FROM 3 TO 5. The strike, led by a Communist-controlled union, occurred as predicted, to no one's surprise. For, as the biggest (est. circ. 500,000) and most powerful Communist newspaper published in the free world, L'Unità not only reports the news but makes it as well.

Italian Communists read L'Unità for more than news. They read it to find which way the party expects them to jump. Last week L'Unità itself was jumping for joy. After winding up its 30th anniversary celebration, including circulation-building,...

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