Italy: One More Time

Slouching toward an election

With waving banners and honking horns, the cavalcade wound joyously through the historic center of Rome, past the Forum, around the Colosseum and into the Via Veneto. Along the route, scores of posters exhorted voters in national elections scheduled for June 26 and 27. A political rally? An outpouring of popular support for Premier Amintore Fanfani? Not exactly. The enthusiastic Romans were celebrating the return last week of Lazio, the area soccer team, to the first division. The elections drew yawns from the Lazio fans and from most of their countrymen as well.

Since World War II, Italy...

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