ITALY: Helping Red Hands

In these days of precariously narrow majorities in the Italian Chamber of Deputies, the 75 Socialist votes controlled by Italy's fellow-traveling Stalin Prize winner Pietro Nenni have always been regarded as forbidden fruit, something to be enviously eyed but eventually rejected. The price always looked too high. Last week Fellow Traveler Pietro Nenni, one of Italy's shrewdest politicians, embarrassed the Christian Democratic government of Antonio Segni by offering his votes free.

Signor Nenni, fresh from talks with Comrade Khrushchev in the Crimea and a noisy welcome in Communist China (TIME, Oct. 31), was at the top of his parliamentary form....

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