ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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ITALY-Vatican and the Left

Vatican and the Left Ajit Roy THE recent fall of Aldo Moro's minority government was not just one more instance of the chronic instability of the post-World War II Italian politics. There are some fundamental features that distinguish the present political crisis from the contingencies that had pulled down the previous 37 governments. Some of the recent critical developments in Italy, as for instance, the acute stagnation resulting on the one hand in deep depression and on the other in galloping inflation, corruption in high places, and so on have been widely reported. These are certainly some of the powerful impulses sinking huge masses to unite in militant opposition to the existing regime. For instance, on December 12, 1975, half, a million factory workers from different parts of Italy assembled and marched in Naples

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