ITALY: Christian Democrats: On a Shaky Unicycle

At a solemn civic ceremony in Italy's southern port city of Salerno recently, wartime resistance veterans, local dignitaries and somber-suited representatives of the major political parties assembled to observe the 31st anniversary of the Liberation. Suddenly, a gang of left-wing toughs charged into the Christian Democrats' contingent and seized and burned their party flags —as if they had no right to be there.

In movie theaters round the country the most talked-about new film is Todo Modo (In Every Way), a surrealistic thriller built around a savage portrayal of the Christian...

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