ITALY: The Little Professor

All Italy was taking a new look at Amintore Fanfani, who had just stepped forward to be his country's new Premier.

What they saw was a brisk, 5 ft. 3 in. economics professor with a politician's flair. Now only 45, he was the second of ten children of a Tuscan republican who named his children after the heroes of Italy's risorgimento. Amintore was named after the man who wrote Hymn of the Workers, a labor union song which the Communists have since stolen. Amintore was still a bright young student, a particular whiz at math and physics, when Mussolini kicked...

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