TITLE

ITALY: Ends Against the Middle

AUTHOR(S)
Gervasi, Frank
PUB. DATE
August 1953
SOURCE
New Republic;8/17/53, Vol. 129 Issue 3, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the defeat sustained by Italian democracy in the June 1953 balloting. The leftward drift evident in the balloting proved the workers' and peasants' dissatisfaction with the pace of realization of long promised reforms which were to have meant more jobs, more wages, lower prices and more equitable distribution of the tax burden. The emergence of a strong Monarcho-Fascist Right proved the rebirth of nationalism, the desire for first-class membership in world affairs and resistance to social change, higher taxes and land reform. The election was undoubtedly a far more accurate reflection of the state of Italian public opinion than were the elections of 1948.
ACCESSION #
14472833

 

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