The Press: Americanization of Mr. Pope

The best Italian refugee and Italian-American brains in the U.S. last week launched in New York City a new anti-Fascist paper, Il Mondo ("An Italian Daily with American Ideals"). Even as it appeared, democracy won a dramatic victory over Fascism in the U.S. Italian-language press.

One main purpose of Il Mondo was to undercut the biggest two Italian dailies of the U.S., Il Progresso Italo-Americana and Correire d'America, owned by New York sand and gravel Tycoon Generoso Pope. For Publisher Pope has often been accused of hobnobbing with Fascist bigshots, of employing Fascists on...

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