ITALY: Free Speech in Naples

Expediency celebrates an anniversary this week. In Algiers a year ago, Admiral Jean null Darlan's assassination precipitated the first great crisis in Allied rule of conquered territories. In Italy last week expediency was still in trouble.

The Italian Committee of Liberation, representing the six major non-Fascist political parties, insisted on the right to denounce the King and the Badoglio government. For expediency's sake, Badoglio was needed to keep order until the Allies captured Rome. In the name of expediency, and on orders from above, AMG had banned political assemblies in Naples; a students' anti-Fascist rally was broken up by the...

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