ITALY: Communism with a Long Face

The party's mayors have delivered a lot less than they promised

In the piazza in front of Naples' city hall, a group of leftists waved banners and chanted angry slogans, demanding that the mayor take action to give them jobs. "Enough of promises!" they cried. "Give us work!" Inside his office, in a palace that dates back to the last of Naples' Bourbon rulers, Mayor Maurizio Valenzi, 70, was trying to explain his city's problems over the din of the protesters. Valenzi is anything but a Bourbon; he is, in fact, a Communist, one...

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