ITALY: Marie Antoinette & Sanctions

Marie Antoinette & Sanctions

Two days before all Italy was aroused last week by the screech of Fascist sirens and the clang of Catholic church bells rung by special permission of the Pope, quiet Professor Felice Guarneri had matters of vital moment to discuss in his snug Roman office at the Ministry of Finance. One day last June the Professor was abruptly summoned by the Dictator, given absolute control over Italy's exports & imports. Since then no Italian has been able to get foreign exchange with which to buy anything abroad without...

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