We Can't Act Like Sheep

In an interview with TIME Correspondent Barry Kalb, Italy's President Pertini stressed his country's commitment to the U.S. and to the Atlantic Alliance, while strongly criticizing the attitude of some of his Western European colleagues. Excerpts:

On nuclear missiles in Europe. The defense of one's own homeland, before being a right, is a duty. We can't act like sheep when facing him who intends to remain a wolf. I am against war, but if my country is being attacked, it is my duty, not my right, to repel the attack. I see the [nuclear]...

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