Foreign News: Alarming Candor

Potent U. S. financiers, from Thomas W. Lament down, journey to Italy only to return and hymn the praises of Fascism (TIME, Feb. 1). Established authors, especially such contributors to the Saturday Evening Post as Irvin S. Cobb, return to pronounce like benedictions upon Premier Mussolini and all his works. Last week, in Paris, Louis Bromifield, 30, author of three financially and artistically successful novels* recounted to newsgatherers with the alarming candor of youth impressions gleaned on a recent visit to Italy:

"From my own experience, I should advise every foreigner to avoid Italy unless necessity takes him there. ....

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