ITALY: New Kind of State

The new Benito Mussolini, the Duce who has mastered Italian politics so thoroughly that his main interest now lies in turning the state into a business run efficiently by businessmen, pushed preparations last week to cut out what he has come to think of as Italy's political appendix, the Chamber of Deputies.

Whanging a big dinner bell, the Premier rang to order in Rome the National Council of Corporations, destined, most Italians assume, to supplant the Chamber. In Italy corporazioni ("corporations") are the higher groups which represent the basic Fascist syndicates of employers and employes. Every Italian,...

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