POWER POLITICS: Four Mobs and the Balkans

No midtown Chicago 'legger of the Capone era — muscled on one hand by the North Side mob and on the other by the South Siders — was ever in a tighter spot than blue-jowled Benito Mussolini found himself in last week.

The Hitler mob, whom he has long found the most companionable, was putting terrific pressure on him to throw in with them, and there were plenty of signs that he soon might. Little Caesar sent a birthday wire to the Berlin Big Shot expressing "firm confidence that the German people will...

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