ITALY: Quo Vadis, Duce?

Since Italian Fascism is the personification of youth and Benito Mussolini is the embodiment of Fascism, one of the embarrassments of Italy today is that Il Duce is growing old. Last week Dictator Mussolini was 56, but unlike his German comrade, Adolf Hitler, whose birthdays are celebrated with more splendor each year, Il Duce preferred not to have his mentioned.

Notwithstanding his reticence, however, there was quite a celebration for Signor Mussolini. He came down from his mountain retreat at Rocca della Caminate in Romagna, to Predappio, his birthplace in the valley below, where 10,000 peasants from all parts of...

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