Foreign News: Democracy Discarded

One of the most important and rational pronouncements ever made by Signor Mussolini was delivered by him, last week, to the Chamber of Deputies, in presenting the new electoral law (TIME, March 5).

This measure has been denounced as abrogating democratic suffrage and placing the nomination of candidates in the hands of a Fascist oligarchy topped by Il Duce. He met these charges last week, thus:

"The masses are quite incapable of forming their own minds, much less of choosing men. . . . Where 100 persons gather, they are fatally led astray by two or three demagogues. . . .

"To leave the...