ITALY: New No. 2 Man

As Duce ("Leader") of the Fascist Party, Benito Mussolini ripped open in his office one morning last week a letter from the next-most-important man in Italy, the secretary general of the one-&-only Party. Text:


A year and a half ago I begged you to let me return to the ranks without asking position or pension. You responded with an order to remain. I obeyed then, as was my duty. But today, at the beginning of the ninth Fascist year, I must repeat that wish. Almost five years of...

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