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Laughing at Mussolini

 A Re-Post from 2014    A young Benito Mussolini It’s easy to laugh at Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini today. We see him in those old black and whites. Kind of fat. Bald. Overly dramatic and theatrical.  Silly. Chin thrust out. … Continue reading

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You Can Blame the Italians

Ask any moderately intelligent person to name the bane of the 20th century and nine out of ten will probably answer “Adolph Hitler”.  A few might answer Joe Stalin or Chairman Mao but Hitler is the lens through which we … Continue reading

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Fascist Italy, Adowa and the Conquest of Abyssinia

by toritto Most folks know of fascist Italy’s conquest of Ethiopia in the 1930’s. The conquering of Abyssinia was greeted in Rome with wild celebration culminating in Il Duce’s famous balcony speech from the Palazzo Venezia – “I have given … Continue reading

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Laughing at Mussolini

 Originally published in 2011    A young Benito Mussolini It’s easy to laugh at Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini today. We see him in those old black and whites. Kind of fat. Bald. Overly dramatic and theatrical.  Silly. Chin thrust out. … Continue reading

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