Downes, Donald C.
May 1953
New Republic;5/11/53, Vol. 128 Issue 19, p10
The article discusses the appointment of the playwright and the Congresswoman Clare Boothe Luce as the U.S. Ambassador to Italy. It is opined that the new U.S. Ambassador in Italy faces a difficult task. The past Embassy policy has not won friends among the people. Italian eyes, especially Communist eyes, are on Luce watching for her first major error. That error could lie in the field of her status as a Catholic convert. Luce has perhaps the greatest responsibility of any U.S. Ambassador abroad. Her sex and her religious status will keep her on continuous trial.


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