ITALY: Pure of Fascism

The new Premier of Italy, 71-year-old Ivanoe Bonomi, emerged literally out of the underground. In 1912, the Socialist Party expelled the managing editor of its newspaper, Avanti! ("Forward!"), the former school teacher and lawyer Ivanoe Bonomi. His successor : Benito Mussolini. In 1922, mild-mannered, politically independent Bonomi lost the job of Premier which he had held for eight stormy months. His successor: Mussolini. In obscurity during the era of Fascism Triumphant, Avvocato Bonomi eked out a living by ghosting routine briefs for young lawyers whose principal juristic equipment was a Black...

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