Talk:Benito Mussolini

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World War One and British intelligence[edit]

"In 1917 Mussolini got his start in politics with the help of a £100 weekly wage (the equivalent of £6000 as of 2009) from the British security service MI5, to keep anti-war protestors at home and to publish pro-war propaganda. This help was authorized by Sir Samuel Hoare."

Obviously, I'd be of a view that we need to keep an eye out for baneful hand of Anglo-Saxonry in world politics, but I think we have to be careful here. In Italy at the time there was a significant group of intellectuals on the left who supported Italy joining WWI. These included not only Mussolini and proto-Fascists, but their eventual opponents in the Arditi del Popolo (including Alberto Acquacalda, as well as other anarchists and syndicalists). I would find it hard to believe that this was all MI5s work. There would rather appear to be a circumstantial alignment of interests. Just as when the Germans assisted Lenin and the Bolsheviks and the republicans in Ireland (the enemy of my enemy). Claíomh Solais (talk) 00:20, 8 February 2018 (UTC)

Semi-protected edit request on 5 June 2018[edit]

There are some glaring formatting errors in the first sentence due to incorrect use of the phonetic pronunciation tool. This has yet to be changed because the page is closed to public edits, but someone should fix this immediately. JPacchiana (talk) 15:17, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

It's not the article, it seems to be an issue with the IPA pronunciation template itself. I'm not sure what's going on here. I've raised this issue at WP:VPT#Broken IPA templates so that someone with more expertise can see what happened. I'm resolving this as an edit request and will keep an eye on the VPT discussion to see where we go from here. Thanks for pointing it out! ‑‑ElHef (Meep?) 16:08, 5 June 2018 (UTC)

Firing squad?[edit]

Why does the lead say that Mussolini was executed by firing squad? This article and Death of Benito Mussolini say that he was summarily executed by one man. hbdragon88 (talk) 00:06, 1 October 2018 (UTC)

Contradicting religious views.[edit]

What was written in the religious views section is contradicting. Why would he be an atheist, then call out to God to kill him? Why would he be superstitious? An atheist does not believe in a God being. It also said about science proving there is no God, which would also prove no superstitious beings. He is an atheist yet he believes in pharaoh's curses? Seems like the writer unknowingly put all things negative that were contradicting. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 20:43, 18 November 2018 (UTC)

Is this from a reliable source?[edit]

The following is from the second paragraph in the article: "Mussolini denounced the PSI, his views now centering on nationalism instead of socialism and later founded the fascist movement which came to oppose egalitarianism[6] and class conflict". The cite appears to be from a book, authored by Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi. Wikipedia claims to want cites to be from "reliable sources". Books, as they can be written by a single author, can be famously biased. First, is this author actually a "reliable source"? And, does this book's text actually support the claims in the article as it is written? Hal9009az (talk) 08:22, 23 January 2019 (UTC)