The World: BERLINGUER: 'FOLLOWING OUR OWN PATH'

The headquarters of the Italian Communist Party are in a building on Rome's Via delle Botteghe Oscure (Street of the Dark Shops). There, in a book-lined office dominated by a portrait of the late Palmiro Togliatti, TIME Managing Editor Henry Grunwald and Rome Bureau Chief Jordan Bonfante recently met with Party Boss Enrico Berlinguer. Excerpts from the hour-long interview:

Q. In an earlier interview with TIME (June 30, 1975), you said that you were in no hurry to gain power in Italy. Do you still feel that way?

A. From our own point of view, and from the point of view of the...