Nenni, Pietro
January 1962
Foreign Affairs;Jan1962, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p213
Academic Journal
The article focuses on socialism in Italy. The Italian Socialist Party (P.S.I.) differs from the other European socialist parties. It is more strongly attached than most of them to the doctrine of scientific socialism, that is, Marxism. It operates in quite different economic and social conditions, partly because the development of democratic government and a democratic way of life has been slower in Italy than in other countries. The P.S.I, is not, and never was, a copy of the Communist Party. This remains true though the differences between them in ideology and policy have taken varying forms and were diminished, although not abolished, by the fact that for two decades they had to take action in common against Fascism. In Italy, as well as in the rest of Europe and in America, the Communist Party started in January 1921 as a secessionist movement from the socialists. But whereas in other countries the scission arose from an irreconcilable divergence in doctrine and method, in Italy it seemed as if it were brought about by minor things, motives of form more than substance.


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