SICILY: The Night Visitors

Eight months ago, as he whipped up Sicilian voters with the slogan, "Sicily for the Sicilians. Down with the mainland," owl-eyed Silvio Milazzo (TIME, June 22) indignantly denied that he was proCommunist. "I am no Trojan horse," intoned dissident Christian Democrat Milazzo. "I am a pure-blooded Sicilian horse, a noble animal." He became president of Sicily's semi-autonomous regional government, ruling in coalition with the Communists. But last week Maverick Milazzo, no longer regarded as so pure-blooded a Sicilian horse, was put to pasture.

From the day he took office at the head...

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