ITALY: Controversy

The Times, London's leading newspaper, wrote a leader (editorial) scoring Premier Benito Mussolini's policy.

When the Premier heard of it he sent a telegram to the editor asking him to rectify some of the misstatements. Telegraphed he:

"It is not true that patriots are discontented. On the contrary, the truth is the Opposition is carried on by a small, dispossessed group, while the enormous majority of Italian people works and lives quietly. Please note also Fascism counts 3,000,000 adherents, whereof 2,000,000 are Syndicalist workmen and peasants, thus representing a politically organized majority of...

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