Books: Left v. Right v. Wrong

THE Fox AND THE CAMELLIAS (139 pp.)—Ignazio Silone—Harper ($3.50).

In the late 1920s, two young Italian Communists received a directive from Moscow. The Kremlin's order: Italian Socialists, though they risked their lives to fight Fascism, were sabotaging world revolution and must be liquidated; the Communists must deliver the secret roster of Socialist leaders to the Fascist police. For days the two friends debated what to do. One of the men, Palmiro Togliatti, bowed to Moscow and with that act of trusty treachery began rising through the upper echelons to head the Italian Communist Party. The other, Ignazio Silone, refused and later left...

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