Italy: Ideology & Practice

The last Russian chief of state to visit Italy arrived in danger of assassi nation, spent the entire time in a secluded castle near Turin and never even got to Rome. That was in 1909, and Czar Nicholas II had plenty to fear from the Italian left. Last week, as So viet President Nikolai Podgorny began a week-long tour of Italy, the climate was different. Italy, after all, has the West's largest Communist Party (1,541,000 members), and one Italian in four votes Communist in national elections. Podgorny's route was punctuated by a few...

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