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This was no doubt an act of kindness, but somewhat unfortunate for me. For, always and everywhere official vehicles, though comfortable, move only along the chalked path of programme too restricted to lead to any places of significance, or persons of daring individuality ; they are for providing visitors only with specially selected morsels of experience. The opinions which I could gather in an atmosphere of distraction were enthusiastically unanimous in the praise of Mussolini for having rescued Italy in a most critical moment of her history from the brink of ruination. In Rome I came to know a professor, a genuinely spiritual character, a seeker of peace who was strongly convinced not only of the necessity but of the philosophy of Fascism. About the necessity I am not competent to discuss, but about the philosophy I am doubtful. For it costs very little to fashion a suitable philosophy in order to mitigate the rudeness of facts that Secretly hurt one’s conscience. One thing that surprised me most, coming from the mouths of fervent patriots, that the Italian people, owing to their unreasoning impulsive nature, had proved their incapacity to govern themselves, and therefore in the inevitable logic of things they lent themselves to be \ç8 ዓ