ITALY: Council for Chamber

With a sweeping order of the day worthy of that other little man Napoleon Bonaparte, short, broad-browed, flashing-eyed Benito Mussolini canceled last week the Chamber of Deputies' power to legislate in the economic affairs of Italy and conferred this power on the National Council of Corporations, the great coordinating body of his Corporative State (TIME, Nov. 20).

"The Chamber of Deputies has never pleased me!" II Duce exuberantly told the Council which pleases him at the moment very much. "When the Fascist regime was created we buried political liberalism.* Today we...

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