A proper image is a matter of civil rights.
P. Vincent Landi Italian-American spokesman
TO history's roster of metaphysicians must now be added the Italian-American Civil Rights League. By a bloodless coupmetaphysics instead of machine gunsthe league recently declared: The Mafia doesn't exist. In effect, the league lined Cosa Nostra up against the wall and stared right through it.
The simplicity, the purity of the idea has proven irresistible. After being picketed and besieged by mail, the Justice Department became the league's first convert. Attorney General John Mitchell agreed to deport the Mafiaas a...