When Benito Mussolini is piqued, so is the whole Italian press. Last week Il Duce's annoyance at the good show Democracy was putting on in Paris caused many Italian papers to omit accounts of the British royal visit, provoked one to attribute this apocryphal quote to Queen Elizabeth: "I haven't seen anything but the horses of our guards."

Fascism, meanwhile, was putting on a somewhat pip-squeak show in Rome last week, necessitated by the fact that the Italian-Hungarian-Austrian Protocols have lost one leg of this never very imposing diplomatic tripod. Only thing to...

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