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By several accounts Mussolini gave that speech, but it's not clear that the translation/interpretation is correct though: A 1938 English book by (anti-fascist author) Gaetano Salvemini translated & interpreted the meaning of that as In March 1934 Mussolini had to admit that "three-quarters of the Italian economic system, both industrial and ...


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From Wikiquotes Three-fourths of the Italian economy, industrial and agricultural, is in the hands of the state. And if I dare to introduce to Italy state capitalism or state socialism, which is the reverse side of the medal, I will have the necessary subjective and objective conditions to do it. Benito Mussolini, quoted in The Oxford Handbook of the ...


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The evidence for this being true is a reprinting of a story from someone who heard it secondhand from the Hungarian priest who allegedly was there. It's not definite proof, but it's more credible than "the internet said so". The first time this story was printed may have been in The Catholic Boy, October 1938: "a magazine published by the Holy Cross Fathers ...


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This quote (with minor changes in wording) is from American writer Elizabeth Yates: What is a good book? I suggest it is any book that enriches experience and helps us to live more understandingly, deeply, properly. Such a book has life because it gives life. It brings the reader forward to a new frontier with wider eyes, keener ears, a more responsive ...


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It seems quite incompatible with recorded history. The language used, the political connections drawn and most important: the date alawys used in this unsourced propaganda from anti-communists lessen the probability and plausibility severely. At the centre of World Revolution, Stalin controlled large funds for communists outside the Soviet Union and ...


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Well, there is some evidence here, although I'm not sure how to interpret it. Still, I haven't found the directive either. The National Republic, Volumes 30-31 published a relevant article, but unfortunately I can't actually read it freely and have to rely on Google Books snippets. I'm not sure if I'm looking at a section in 30 or 31; 30 was published in (...


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