ITALY: Worse Than Judas

When a millionaire socialist named Matteotti was brutally murdered by Fascists and his body flung in a ditch (TIME, June 23, 1924), there was a worker in Fascist ranks named "General" Cesare Rossi. He had been a linotype operator under Editor Mussolini and a fervent pedestrian in the historic "March on Rome." In return for his epaulets, Dictator Mussolini apparently expected General Rossi to bear in silence a large part of the responsibility for the Matteotti murder. But at a crucial moment Cesare Rossi refused to keep quiet under blame and figuratively...

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