ITALY: Most Barbarous Assassins

A statesman dies, while his troubled republic survives—and grieves

"Aldo Moro has been pitilessly and horrifyingly slain. The beast who tried to cover the kidnaping with a political and ideological cloak failed to listen to the cry from the whole of mankind that this man be spared. With his death, barbarity seems to want to kill not a man, but thinking and intelligence and liberty. Yet while this death appalls and disturbs, it will never succeed in defeating us. In that way, a tragic error has been committed by these wretched heirs of...

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