ITALY: Triumph Before a Fall?

Slow-moving Premier Scelba won an important victory last week in the Italian Senate, pushing through the Paris accords and thus making Italy the first nation on the Continent to complete ratification of West German rearmament. But it looked as if it might be the last piece of major business that he would carry off as Premier. The long knives were out for Scelba.

The Senate debate on European Union was an unseemly brawl in which Communists and Neo-Fascists called each other cowards, ruffians, traitors, deserters, fools, imbeciles, murderers and idiots. Scelba's Christian Democrats...

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