Education: Purged Textbooks

How shall the enemy be re-educated and by whom? While statesmen and educators debate, the Allied Commission in Italy has already made a start. An Educational Subcommission headed by Major C. W. Washburne, onetime Winnetka, Ill. superintendent of schools, is now distributing a million new textbooks for little ex-Fascists.

The commissioners found the old state-issued textbooks crammed with Fascist fee-fo-fum.

¶ Primers, illustrated with colorful pictures of Fascist soldiers, taught the alphabet with such examples as "F as in fascio." One of the first reading lessons: " 'Duce, Duce,' the voice of the children reaches up into the office where the Duce is...

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