ITALY: Retort

Il Duce Benito Mussolini has never been one to bow to mass opinion, nor is he above giving the retort discourteous to those who dare criticize his actions. Five weeks ago there were murmurs of disapproval when he jolted the entire Fascist organization with the biggest shake-up in years, deposed ministers right and left and assumed two Cabinet posts himself. The hopes of those who felt that Fascism should have outgrown the necessity for such moves were withered last week by Il Duce's announcement that...

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