ITALY: Silenced Chanticleer

Rome's humorous weekly Cantachiaro (Chanticleer) has crowed impudently ever since liberation. It has no political ties, boasts that it is an "anti" periodical. Under youthful, clever Editor Franco Monicelli, it has flung satiric articles and slapstick cartoons at whomever and whatever it pleases, not stopping at the Italian Government and the Anglo-American masters.

Fortnight ago Cantachiaro dug its spurs into a Benito Mussolini speech, delivered in Milan. Headlines and acetous comments derided the ex-Duce as "delirious ... a Nero who fiddled all Italy into ashes," and his followers as "scum in an advanced state of decay." Explained Editor Monicelli: "We...

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