Benito Mussolini

Berlusconi Mum On Mussolini Flap

09/25/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
A beaming Silvio Berlusconi accepted the Anti-Defamation League's Distinguished Statesman Award at a gala dinner in New York Tuesday night, a week after the Italian prime minister was skewered at home for defending the World War II reign of fascist dictator Benito Mussolini.

Standing Behind Berlusconi

09/18/2003 - 20:00
Staff Writer
Guess who's still coming to dinner? Despite some controversial comments about Mussolini made last week, Italy's prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi, will still be the guest of honor at a New York City dinner in two weeks sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League. Berlusconi, a moderate right politician, triggered worldwide headlines last week when he was quoted in a regional newspaper appearing to defend Italy's World War II fascist dictator Benito Mussolini as a benign leader.
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