Italy: Why Communism Hangs On: The Comrades Are Middle Class

The record of Bologna's Mayor Giuseppe Dozza, 63, reads as though it came out of a good-government primer. In four successive terms, he has stood for fiscal responsibility, a balanced budget and incentives for industry. He is campaigning for a fifth term this week on a platform of lower taxes, lower living costs and better breaks for small businessmen. He has raised Bologna's credit so high that a consortium of banks recently offered the city an $18 million loan. Even his enemies concede that Dozza is both honest and efficient. In fact, the only unorthodox thing about him is...

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