More than 1,000 Mongolian farms were seized last week by the Soviet Government.
Reason: the owners, some former nobles and princes of Mongolia, had not cultivated their land in the high-pressure fashion ordered by Red Dictator Josef Stalin (TIME, Oct. 28).
Meanwhile two large estates in Italy were confiscated last week by the Fascist Government.
Reason: identical. The capitalist owners, Signore Luigi Capi and Signore Grazio Capograsso, have not been fighting the "Battle of the Grain" as ordered by Black Shirt Dictator Benito Mussolini (TIME, Oct. 24, 1927).
Though private property is supposed...