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Italian newspapers today attacked France with almost unheard of violence as a result of the Paris incident.

For too long, declared Tribuna, France has offered to the world an example of the political crimes carried out on its soil. In some cases, it continued, these crimes have involved scandalous collusion in the judicial field. Italy, it declared, knows something of this. Rejecting French liberty and French hospitality as explaining the situation, the newspapers said that France has revised its conception of hospitality, and continued:

“The crimes have since continued to take place, because they find in the French political field, in its lack of comprehension, in its daily libels, in its repeated excitations, their first impulse and their fatal incitement. This field is also responsible for the new Paris crime, as it is responsible for the difficulties preventing mutual understanding between the peoples governed under the principles of democracy and the peoples made disciple orderly and respectful by strong governments.”

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