ITALY: The Goat

At 61, Giovanni Roveda is still a child of revolution, has spent almost all his life on the barricades of Italy's reddest and most aggressive union movement. Roveda was leader of the workers who occupied the Turin factories in the uprising of 1921. Mussolini put him in jail for eleven years. In the wartime Italian resistance he was captured by the Fascists, escaped a firing squad at Verona. He became a Communist Senator and mayor of industrial Turin (pop. 726,618). Then in 1946 he was instructed to resign as mayor, and became instead secretary-general of the powerful, Communist-run Metallurgical Workers...

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