Shortly before the opening of Parliament, Benito was interviewed at the Palazzo Chigi, Italian Foreign Office.

Asked his interviewer: "You know you are accused of being antidemocratic? How do you propose to rebut this accusation? What do you consider the principal weaknesses of the democratic system? And how do you think they can be cured?"

Replied Benito, his eyes rolling with fury: "This is a point which I want you to understand. I have never asked myself that question be cause a universal conception of democracy does not exist....

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