Foreign News: Third Front

The hour had come when the truth was more useful than propaganda. With his back to the Alps, Benito Mussolini last week ladled out the truth. He did it sparingly, and he mixed it with apologies and name-calling.* But one of the greatest strutters on the world's stage at last came down to earth.

"This is not a speech," Mussolini told the National Council of Corporations in a voice that wheezed but did not falter. "I am going to review the first 30 months of war with statistics. . . . We are the only...

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