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THE PHOENIX OF BENITO MUSSOLINI RISES

Perhaps Italian leader Benito Mussolini (1883 – 1945) was modern Europe’s first populist politician. Ushering in a social revolution, the ex-infantryman, wounded in WWI, was a journalist and revolutionary. His party and its Blackshirts anti-Communist activists fought for revolutionary nationalism. In 1922, Mussolini became the youngest Italian prime minister in history.

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NATIONALIST ITALY AT WAR WITH FRENCH GLOBALISM

The latest ruckus adds to tensions between the Italian authorities and France, which have on several occasions clashed over the issue of refugees and illegal migration in recent months. Italy’s Ambassador to France Teresa Castaldo was summoned on Monday by European Affairs Minister Nathalie Loiseau’s chief of staff after Deputy Prime Minister Luigi Di Maio accused Paris of being responsible for the migrant crisis, according to a French diplomatic source.

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