Nothing can sour la dolce vita of those who live in the Eternal City
Published 19/04/2014 | 02:30
I first went to Rome in the 1960s, and throughout that decade, and the next, I returned on various reporting assignments.
Street revolution was rife in Paris, and then continued in Rome. Italian students and Marxist radicals favoured Maoism as their revolutionary brand – spiced with the influence of the Italian Communist, Gramsci (who was an interesting thinker).
Everywhere in Rome, it seemed, then, the walls were daubed with the revolutionary slogan: "LA LOTTA CONTINUA!" The Fight Goes On!