ITALY: A Resounding Yes

Unlike France, Italy last week ratified the Paris accords with a minimum of argument and a maximum of assent. Resisting every parliamentary maneuver to block and delay by Western Europe's biggest Communist Party, Liberals, Monarchists, neoFascists, Republicans and right-wing Socialists joined with Premier Mario Scelba's Christian Democrats to vote 335 to 215 for German rearmament in NATO.

The vote was a triumph for Premier Mario Scelba, who at long last is beginning to turn the screws on Italy's home grown Reds. "Italy's foreign policy of collaboration with the West," beamed the Premier...

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