ITALY: Authoritarians

Into the Berlin office of Editor Theodor Wolff of the great Berliner Tageblatt strode Editor Benito Mussolini of Il Popolo D'ltalia—eight years ago. Came news last week of the first meeting between these friends since then. In the Dictator's imposing quarters at Rome they argued with friendly heat about Democracy. Il Duce, soon after he seized power, said:

"We have passed, and if necessary will pass again, without the slightest hesitation, over the more or less putrid body of the goddess of liberty" (TIME, April 7, 1923).

Times have changed. When gruff,...

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