(Text from the Almanac of the Fascist Association of Elementary School Teachers, 1934, p. 92. Quoted in Herman Finer's celebrated work Mussolini's Italy [London: Victor Gollanz Ltd., 1934]. Images from Mussolini's Messaggio al Popolo degli Stati Uniti, in Voci D'Italia [Milan: Alfieri & Lacroix, 1937].

It must be admitted that "the extreme parsimony of gesture and word" was definitely not one of Sig. Mussolini's virtues. For that matter, "absolute loyalty in personal relations" was not one of his virtues, either.)


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