ITALY: Peace, It's Temporary

In Rome's huge Adriano theater, where Mussolini once harangued his Fascist conventions, some 1,200 hand-picked delegates and 1,600 carefully screened guests gathered one day last week for a conference of the biggest Communist Party outside the Iron Curtain. Draped in the red, white and green of Italy's flag, a hammer and sickle hung dramatically from a wall. In a huge banner strung above the rostrum, the key word was pace—peace. But within Italy's Communist Party, there was no pace, only the profession of it. Over the smoke and babble of the...

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