1 NOVEMBER 1930, Page 3

The Riddle of Fascism

The annual celebrations of the March on Rome have provided Signor Mussolini with another opportunity for telling the world about Fascism. The part of the speech dealing with domestic policy was notable only for the admission that there were still Italians living in Italy who remained hostile to Fascism and all its glorious works. These " irreconcilable elements among the so-called liberal and professional bourgeoisie," he indicated, would not much longer be tolerated. And since the moral " war " against the new Italy was being waged incessantly outside Italy as well as within, it was necessary to renounce the idea that Fascism was an Italian patent. Italy must push forward with an

aggressive Fascism which was to be " of universal application in its ideas, doctrine, and realisation." * * * *