The mounting crisis in Italy bears watching this week. Caretaker premier Guilio Andreotti is trying to piece together the 40th postwar Italian government. This time he is under intense pressure from the Communists to be included formally for the first time in positions of actual power, holding cabinet posts in a new coalition regime. Andreotti's previous government fell last week under the hammer blows of a plethora of economic, political and social crises - among them raging inflation, high unemployment and growing social disruption by terrorists and political militants on both the left and the right.
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