The Press: Cortesi Under Fire

For 17 of his 42 years, lean, bald, stubble-lipped Arnaldo Cortesi was a correspondent for the New York Times in Rome. Son of a robust, retired Italian journalist (who had for 29 years been head of the Associated Press bureau in Rome) and a Boston mother, Cortesi was perfectly equipped to tell U. S. citizens about Mussolini's Italy.

On New Year's Day, 1939, the Italian Government told him to quit his job.

along with some 200 other Italian newsmen who worked for alien bureaus. Shortly thereafter, Arnaldo Cortesi left Italy, went to Mexico City for the Times. There, last week, he was once...

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