Footlights on Fascismo

A revue was produced in Rome called the Mussolini Ide. It symbolizes Italy before and after the triumphant march of the Fascisti on Rome last Fall. The chief characters are Mussolini, Giolitti, Nitti, Don Sturzo, Lenin, Poincare and, of course, Lord Curzon.

Says Lord Curzon to Mussolini: " And what remedy did you use to cure the disease of Bolshevism?"

Mussolini: " Merely castor oil, Your Excellency. You would find it very effective in England. "

...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!