Foreign News: More Beautiful Cannon

Not impervious to criticism is Benito Mussolini. He explained last week the series of fiery speeches in which he not long ago called cannon beautiful (TIME, May 26, et seq.). Conscious that the French press has been painting him successfully as a war monger, Il Duce said with quiet earnestness:

"I repeat that so long as there are cannon they will always be more beautiful than beautiful but often false words. When words take on strength sufficient to regulate relations between peoples then I will say that...

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