INTERNATIONAL: Spes Ultima Deus!

In Rome no maxim is more rigid than the Fascist saw: "One cannot ask Il Duce the same thing twice."

Not convinced that when Benito Mussolini has answered he has answered, British Minister for League of Nations Affairs Captain Anthony Eden, and French Premier Pierre Laval spent an exasperating week in Paris trying to find out officially from Italian League Delegate Baron Pompeo Aloisi what Italy really wants of Ethiopia.

Since British statesmen are well known to doubt almost everything they read in the papers,* Captain Eden's...

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now

Subscribe
Subscribe

Get TIME the way you want it

  • One Week Digital Pass — $4.99
  • Monthly Pay-As-You-Go DIGITAL ACCESS$2.99
  • One Year ALL ACCESSJust $30!   Best Deal!
    Print Magazine + Digital Edition + Subscriber-only Content on TIME.com

Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!