ITALY: From the Slums

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His decision left Italy as baffled as ever about "Italy's Gandhi." Many Christian Democrats flatly consider him a Communist or, at best, a "useful idiot" for Communist causes. Leftist (but nonCommunist) Novelist Alberto Moravia insists: "Dolci protests, yes. But he is not a Communist." Dolci himself was more lofty. "Reality is very complex," he said. "To understand it, men have tried Christianity, liberalism, Gandhiism, socialism. There is some truth in all solutions. We are all mendicants of truth."

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