ITALY: By Force

Last week portentous rumblings issued again from Fascist throats. II Benito, cheered by thousands at Vercelli, an active industrial centre, erupted into interrogatives as follows:

"What does the Opposition amount to? What do we care whether they continue their boycott* or return to Parliament? What do we care for their impotent resolutions, their slanderous falsehoods, their hates? Do they really think they can halt our impetuous advance with their fatuous paper barricades? They will never succeed!"

Meanwhile Deputy Farinacci, Secretary General of the Fascist party, speaking at Bari, scattered affirmatives from which the direction of his party's "impetuous advance" might be...

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