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  • Prima che la rivolta venisse sedata - come ha confermato il questore - c'è stata una decina di feriti, non gravi, sia tra gli extracomunitari, sia tra i poliziotti.

  • "See here," said the lawyer, brusquely; "I know your methods, _questore mia_, but they won't prove effective in this case.

    Aunt Jane's Nieces Abroad


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  • "The Fascists had no political experience, no constituency; they had only raw power. They were responsible to no one. In the smallest towns and villages, clones of Il Duce appeared, calling themselves by the ancient Roman titles of questore and podeste. Job and school admissions now depended on Fascist connections. The Fascist slogan, 'Mussolini is always right,' stenciled on the walls of southern towns, did little to conceal the poverty fascism forced onto peasant workers. The opposition was brutally suppressed. The great latifondista who owned huge tracts of land profited from laws that prevented peasants from emigrating or even moving to the cities. A Fascist mayor could order a peasant to lift his plow (which his mule dragged home at night from the fields) because it disturbed his sleep."

    —Jerre Mangione and Ben Morreale, La Storia: Five Centuries of the Italian American Experience (New York: HarperPerennial, 1992), 317

    December 17, 2009