ITALY: Answer to Sanctions

Of stratagems peculiar to Benito Mussolini, most typical is what he calls "changing the guard." A Finance Minister at the zenith of successful budgeting is abruptly returned to his private business, as was Count Volpi. A national hero like Atlantic-soaring Italo Balbo is swept off to rule an African province. Last week such a jolt came even to one of the "Four Men," the original Quadrumvirs who led the March on Rome while Mussolini gave orders from 400 miles away in Milan.

The Quadrumvir jolted last week up to the Army's highest rank of...

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