Foreign News: Red Rose with Thorns

For many happy years, Italy's No. 2 Communist, Luigi Longo, could sing with Poet Burns: "My love is like a red, red rose." His idyll began back in the 1920s when Communist Longo, then as now a better organizer than speechmaker, got trapped in dialectic during an argument at a trade-union meeting. With a naturally glib tongue sharpened in many a workers' demonstration, a young woman Communist and ex-sewing-machine girl named Teresa Noce rushed into the breach and with crushing Marxist logic silenced Longo's opposition. Gratitude and love mingled in Longo's heart, and...

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