ITALY: A Little Matter of Castling

Last week the balance of political power in Italy suddenly swung to the Left. This was due not so much to Italy's difficulties, although since the fall of Mussolini lire circulation has doubled, the Italian national debt quadrupled (according to the British Ministry of Economic Warfare). It is due mainly to the passage of time which has given the muddied political waters of invaded Italy a chance to clarify. From political confusion some political groups began to settle out.

Shrewd Palmiro Togliatti, Russian-trained leader of Italy's Communists, and cautious Pietro Nenni, secretary general of the...

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