With a solemn flourish and a little very black ink His Majesty Vittorio Emanuele III last week signed away the Constitutional right of Italians to democratic government. This was the last act in a drama which began three years ago—a great drama for which Signor Mussolini supplied the livid theme:
FASCISM HAS ALREADY STEPPED, AND, IF NEED BE, WILL . . . STEP ONCE MORE, OVER THE MORE OR LESS PUTRID BODY OF THE GODDESS LIBERTY!†
The royal signature was first affixed, last week, to...