ITALY: The Fall of Rome

In Rome last week heavy contingents of Italian troops broke up a demonstration before the U.S. Embassy, then ostentatiously stood guard day & night. Italian officers were forbidden to speak to U.S. attachés. U.S. films were banned from Italy. Professor Guido Manacorda of the University of Florence made a speech before the Italian Center for American Studies in which he called the U.S. "a civilization of robbers, the godless, the divorcees, the gangsters, the lynchers, the strikers and the unemployed."

Such incidents were not simply expressions of resentment against the U.S. for...

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