ITALY: Dissidents in Red

Khrushchev's new python policy—embrace, constrict and devour—was such a change in Communist tactics that it forced the rest of the world to find new responses. But if it thus posed difficulty for everybody else, it also raised a few heartburns among the Communists themselves. The trouble was most apparent in Italy, which has the largest Communist Party outside Communist territory. In Rome last week 500 Reds, wearing red scarves and calling themselves Democratic Communists, marched through the streets shouting protests against the "soft" leadership of Palmiro Togliatti.

In Rome's swank Parioli district they gathered in a movie theater in response...

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