Foreign News: No Equals

Pari nessuno con chi rappresenta il governo dello stato.

Mussolini

The above favorite maxim of Il Duce, that "No one may claim equality with him who represents the Government of the State," was given peculiar legal force at a Cabinet meeting last week. Rapping for order, Il Duce presented a decree embodying the notorious "electoral reforms" recently proposed by the Fascist Grand Council (TIME, Nov. 21).

If passed, the measure would abrogate democratic suffrage in Italy, and create a new legislative Chamber almost solely controlled by appointive powers vested in Signor Mussolini. He would then indeed have no "equals" even in the legal...