ITALY: Rule No. 2

Benito Mussolini, nine years at the helm of Italy, has evolved two rules for his party that always work: 1) There shall never be a Duce No. 2. 2) Except Benito, no Fascist is indispensable.

Last week rule No. 2 was worked. Bearded Dino Grandi, for three years Foreign Minister, and Minister of Corporations Giuseppe Bottai were removed from office. Il Duce himself took over both their portfolios, the first of which he has held before. The move was particularly surprising to U. S. readers....

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