ITALY: An Honest Man Resigns

Just as the Moro crisis ends, Leone generates a new one

"There goes the summer vacation," moaned a weary Christian Democratic leader last week, flipping off a television set at party headquarters and sinking back into a sofa. "We won't be able to see straight until fall. Even then, who knows?"

The reason for his dismay was the threat of a new political crisis that hit Italy just as the country was recovering from the tragic kidnaping and murder of former Premier Aldo Moro. Appearing on national television last week in the midst of...

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