ITALY: Best in the World

Giovanni Ansaldo, editor of Foreign Minister Count Galeazzo Ciano's Leghorn newspaper Telegrafo, discovered last week why Americans do not like Totalitaria. Reason:

"The average Main Street American is convinced of being the best type of man in the world, of living in the best country in the world, of being possessed of the best political and social constitutions in the world, with the best newspapers, the best universities, the best ice cream, the best Masonic lodges and so on up to the electric chair, which is undoubtedly the best system of execution in the world.

"Suddenly the light of facts makes it...

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