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December 5, 1957
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Approved For Rele,~s~e 19 - 446R009#00050005-7 The autonomist groups supporting Nonni, has lost soma ground to the pro-Cummunist~because PSI eras rebuffed by the DC and PSDI. The autonomists also suffered because they want too far in making concessions to the :right thereby alienating soma PSI adherents. deprived of both political and financial encouragement to be inde- pendent of the PCI~ this group can and will be destroyed. The Corcnunists will re-capture Italian Socialists ]Italian political stability will become increasingly precarious. Italian democracy gill never escape the daily danger of the disloyal comnuraist 'left. /~ ve PSeS I)i Vi~Horio's death following comnissioni interne,~has greatly weakened the PCI hold, There is no on~ne in~he CGIL who has DiVi~ario's prestige or his personal power. Tha Com- mwnists will probably never again be so powerful in the CGIL. ]novella's election to succeed him will hurt the YCI~ not help it. A hard Comrnuni,st leader cannot conciliate-the Socialists. He will only hasten their disengagement and coagulation as a separate faction. His election suggests that the PCP s strength in the ~ecutive Cotud.ttee is predominant. Some- thing we always knew. But strength here does not mean strength among the Socialists. ;Socialist strength can neutralize the Corrnnunists if the Socialists unite and remain inside the GGIL. Anew split veould only weaken the non-Communists. Olivetti Olivetti is a Utopian socialist. He is a dedicated Europeanist and unshakeable de~~crat. He is spending his personal fortune to encourage Approved For Release 1999/09/08 :CIA-RDP80-01446ROp010005;0005-7 Approved For Relse 1999/ Olivei;ti, coat' d to encourage development of a modern political movement in Italy. He has brought great imagination and the resources of the modern world to bear - sociologists engineers city planners, adult education specialists. Th~a Commumta ~dovement is his creature. He pays the bill. He calls the tune, Ha has political aspirations. At present he is mayor of Ivrea and is virtually boss of the Canavese Valley near Turin. He has demonstrated that he can make a very suc- cessful political machine which will have a vitality that Lauro's "pasta politics" will never have. But he has only lianitad resources. 'the PSI has sought Olivetti's adherence as well as that of the UH' and other non-Communist groups on the left. Olivetti. wants to loin. He thinks the I'SI lacks a modern ideology that he believes his group can provide. He is very sensitive to the danger of Communist control and would never enter the PSI if h? vaere not convinced that it would be non-Co~nnunisto 41t prcasent he :is not convinced that his group alone can assure a non-Corm+aunist ma,~ority at the 1'SI control levele 07.ivatti is important. He has gained prestige. Ha does have influence on the left. He is trusted as an honest mangy if perhaps a dreamer. Italians are sceptical of anyone who will spend his fortune for a good cause. Nevertheless he counts and has an attraction for left wing voters. He may b e able to t eke a seat or two in the chamber and~or one in the Senate from Piedmont. He is an important part of the non-Communist left. In the long term 013.vett's influenc? in Italyi in Europe and. in Eastern Europe could be very important. He is a shining example of what p~i.vate b siness can do if it has a social conscienc?. ~e ' ~~' "` the social potential of a democratic regime. His example is bound to influence non- Comaaunist students and leaders throughout Europe. Approved For Release 1999/09/08: CIA-RDP8 C~~o~gd ~q,~Rg~asel~9/.Q$cxIaGIA-R~P80-014468000100050005-7 Olivetti welly and wrlo has studied the ~omm~~t `. movement at first hand ~ December 1957 Approved For Release 1999/09/08 SENDER WILL CHECK CLASSIF TOP D BOTTOM UNCLASSIFIED SECRET CENTRAL INTELLI GENCY OFFICIAL ROUTING SLIP TO NAME AND ADDRESS INITIALS DATE 1 via DD I 2 25X1A9a 3 4 5 6 ACTION DIRECT REPLY PREPARE REPLY APPROVAL DISPATCH RECOMMENDATION COMMENT FILE RETURN CONCURRENCE INFORMATION SIGNATURE Remarks The Director read the attached with a great deal of interest, part~~$arly since he knows 1Nr. Olivetti well. 25X66 FOLD HERE TO RETURN TO SENDER FROM: NAME. ADDRESS AND PHONE NO. DATE 12 Nov 57 SECRET FORM N0. ^K Replaces Form 30-4 ~~- (40) APR 55 ~ v ~ K'hich may be used. {r U. S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE :1955-0-342531