ITALY: Immobilismo

Balding little Mario Scelba began his premiership briskly last February by saying: "Now let's get down to business'." Though his majority was small, he announced bold projects to cure Italy's nagging ills, and acted as if he expected to launch them forthwith. Living up to his reputation as Italian Communism's chief scourge, which he had earned as De Gas-peri's Minister of the Interior, Scelba began auspiciously by ejecting Communist organizations from the lush premises they had seized from former Fascist owners and by evacuating government-employee unions (mostly Communist-run) from government-owned buildings....

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