Italy: This Ship Is Leaking

Italian democracy last week was staggering toward a political crisis that may well prove to be the worst since the Communists were narrowly defeated 15 years ago. On the verge of entering the government was a Marxist party that, at its worst, is openly allied with the Communists and, at best, is only a lukewarm and neutrality-minded adherent of the West.

Seeking Permission. When the original apertura a sinistra (opening to the left) was engineered a little less than two years ago, it happened largely because the long-ruling Christian Democrats felt themselves...

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