ITALY: Gompers Flayed

Capitalists licked their chops and Socialists ground their molars as II Duce Mussolini thundered before the Italian Senate:

"There is nothing more burlesquely comical in the whole Socialist doctrine than the effort to make people believe that human happiness depends exclusively on satisfying man's material needs. Was not the whole doctrine of Gompers* in America the most egotistical expression of proletarian chauvinism, leading to manifestations of uncompromising exclusion against all peoples, all races?

"If the nation is powerful even the humblest worker can hold his head high. If the nation is powerless and...

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