ITALY: Where Christ Stopped

This week, political observers the world over would be watching the elections in Rome, Naples and some 2,400 municipalities in southern Italy, to see how well the Reds fare. But the conflicts and labels that agitate the rest of the world did not stir towns like Eboli and Anticoli.

Eboli, wrote Novelist Carlo Levi, was where Christ stopped. He meant that beyond this dusty, windswept southern Italy city of 22,000, men lived without hope.

Eboli needs housing; 85% of its houses were destroyed in battle. The average occupancy is more than three people...

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