ITALY: Purged Ghost

In Paris last week for an "indefinite stay" was elegant, hollow-eyed Margherita Sarfatti, once a great personal friend and professional colleague of Benito Mussolini, now in disgrace in Italy because her family, although old honored and Venetian, is also Jewish. Margherita and Benito met when she was art critic and he editor of the Socialist Avanti in Milan, long before he became famous. Through the comparatively tranquil late '20s and up until 1935, when the Duce made most of his private income by writing for the Hearst newspapers, Madame Sarfatti was his...

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