ITALY: The Legion of Sorrow

The 600 people who met last week in Rome's stifling little Teatro Valle were Fascists—or the closest thing to Fascists at large in Italy today. The occasion was a four-day national congress of the Movimento Sociale Italiano, which since its furtive foundation 2^ years ago has managed to make itself a minor political force in Italy. In last year's elections, M.S.I, polled half a million votes (out of more than 26 million); it is the largest political group at the universities of Pisa, Perugia, Naples and Palermo. M.S.I, is chiefly a refuge...

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