ITALY: Satan & the Socialists

"I thank Satan," exclaimed the Socialist delegate, "that I have lived to see the day when the great popular masses united. I beg Satan to give me six months more, so that I shall see the Front in operation."

The author of this sardonic invocation was bent, shriveled old Comrade Corradetti, a devout diabolist from Benevento; he was addressing the 26th National Congress of the Italian Socialist Party in Rome's new Cinema Astoria. The "Front" of which he spoke was the new popular front into which the Communists had just invited their Socialist comrades in order to fight the...

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