World: An Explosive Society

Italy's current political crisis has been exacerbated by a spreading plague of riots, lootings, assassinations, kidnapings and bombings that has thoroughly unnerved Italians and turned the streets of many of their historic cities into battlefields. The death of three young neo-Fascists last week brought to 34 the number of politically motivated killings in Italy since January 1975. The total includes thirteen known or presumed extreme left-wing activists and seven neo-Fascists killed in clashes during demonstrations, in single assassinations and in raids on party offices. The others: five innocent bystanders caught in the...

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