ITALY: First Mortgage

In recent months wily old (66) Socialist Pietro Nenni, the he-loves-me-he-loves-me-not Stalin Peace Prizewinner, has furnished Italian politics with more suspense scenes than a Pearl White serial. Would he or would he not denounce the alliance of his Socialists with the Italian Communists? He had turned back his Stalin Prize, in feigned or real disillusionment with Moscow. Last week, as the 32nd Congress of Nenni's Italian Socialist Party moved to a close, it seemed that Nenni and his followers had at last reconciled themselves to denouncing unequivocally their Communist allies. This...

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