ITALY: Benito a Myth?

As the Chamber reassembled following the Christmas recess, a little knot of deputies, extremely ill at ease, was observed among the superconfident Fascists who make up Premier Mussolini's overwhelming majority.

The frightened little group was the so-called "Aventine Opposition," which absented itself from the Chamber (TIME, July 7, 1924, et seq.) as a protest against the atrocious murder of the millionaire Socialist Deputy Matteotti (TIME, June 23, 1924, et seq.).

Last week the Aventines apparently thought that the time had come again to participate in the debates of the Chamber, albeit the immense...

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