ITALY: Business of Empire

A scant 14 years ago, the Kingdom of Italy was as confused, irresolute and radical-ridden as are France and Spain today. The years have dignified and tempered Benito Mussolini, and he has dignified and tempered the Italian people. As empires crumble other empires rise, and buoyant empire-builders invariably have clear consciences. Italians are not ashamed but proud and happy about Ethiopia. A significant sign of this is the sort of picture post cards they send each other. Today no cards in Italy are selling quite so fast as the joyous new series...

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