ITALY: Siege of Benito

The week in Italy was somewhat obscured by a strict news censorship, but there was every reason to believe that the murder of Socialist Deputy Giacomo Matteoti (allegedly by disciples of Premier Benito Mussolini —TIME, June 23) had aroused the Italian people to a dangerous pitch and shaken the very foundation of Fascismo.

The strict censorship that was enforced had the effect of pounding truth and prevarication to a frothy frazzle and it became impossible to discover precisely what had happened or was happening at...

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