Italy: Socialism in Six Acts

Talk about identity crisis! The Socialists have suffered from one practically since birth. Their problem is how to cling to Socialist principles without either being drawn toward Communism or embracing the bourgeois Establishment. Nowhere has the conflict been more tortured than in Italy. There, Socialists are outflanked on the left by the West's strongest Communist Party, while the center is pre-empted by the dominant Christian Democrats. Ever in search of a role, often quarreling among themselves, the Socialists have contributed greatly to Italy's protean politics. They have just caused the latest...

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