ITALY: Planting the Tombstone

Nine months ago, in his eagerness to achieve "reunification" with Giuseppe Saragat's Social Democratic Party, devious Pietro Nenni formally broke off the decade-old "unity of action" pact between his Socialists and Italy's Communist Party. While the skeptical claimed he would never make a final break with the Communists, and the hopeful predicted he would, Nenni skillfully teased the Social Democrats and did neither. Last week Nenni settled all doubts. "Any social progress must necessarily enjoy the support of the Communists," proclaimed the

Socialist Party's Central Committee in a resolution which drew only one negative vote. "Together we must break the...

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