ITALY: Star Turn

Benito Mussolini, indefatigable Premier of Italy, did his star turn again. Having secured a vote of confidence on his foreign policy from the Deputies (TIME, Nov. 24), another on his domestic policy (TIME, Dec. 1), having told the Fascisti that there must henceforward be "silent work, perfect discipline, and no individual or collective violence," and having received the taciturn acceptance of his commands in the spirit of "disciplined silence," Benito went to the Senate.

Of late, Benito has been a milk-and-water politician, giving the minimum of offense and overlooking much abuse. In...

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