Talk:Benito Mussolini

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Photograph in infobox[edit]

Along the right side of the page are a few photos that users (including myself) seem to think would fit well in the infobox. I can't find a past RfC in the archives on this, so I figure I may as well open a discussion regarding which image might be best for the infobox. — Mhawk10 (talk) 20:56, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  • For disclosure: my personal preference would be Image 3, Image 1, and Image 2 in that order. I don't like the way that image 2 is taken from the side of Mussolini's face; the better images will tend to be straight-on. This leaves 1 and 3. Image 3, taken eight years into his regime, seems to capture his essence as a militaristic leader the best while also maintaining good image quality. Option 1 also portrays Mussolini in military apparel, but the shadow on the left side of his face carries over a bit too far; it starts to obscure his eye. Mussolini is not looking at the camera in Image 2 and we really don't see all that much of his face; the near side of his face is largely shadow while the far side of his face is obscured because of the camera angle. — Mhawk10 (talk) 21:04, 9 April 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I agree with Images 1 or 2, as it also shows the uniform + insignia of the era, instead of the suit. Ant888nsmb2 (talk) 03:07, 5 October 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Absent input from anybody else, it looks like Image 1 should work, then. — Red-tailed hawk (nest) 05:08, 11 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Suggestion for an additional citation under the Public Image section[edit]

Here's an interesting early angle from NYT back in 1922:

"MUSSOLINI, HOPE OF YOUTH, ITALY'S 'MAN OF TOMORROW' - HARD WORK HIS CREED - Scholar and Editor, Self Taught, Is Premier at Thirty-Eight ONCE A SOCIALIST LEADER Spectre of a Bolshevik Government Led Him to Organize Fascisti and Upset Cabinet.

By Alice Rohe

November 5, 1922

EVERYTHING is possible in Italy. The speaker was Benite [sic] Mussolini, the new Italian Premier; the place was Rome; the time— just the other day. Since then his words have become reality. He has been swept into the seats of the mighty on that overpowering wave of Fascismo. Just as Fascismo is a political phenomenon without parallel in history, so is Mussolini a leader without precedent. He is the political phenomenon of modern Italy, risen like a flame from the ashes of her cumbersome, confusing, parasite-covered bureaucratic régime.

To interview Benito Mussolini is not only to interview Italy’s “Man of the Hour,” but Italy’s “Man of Tomorrow.” He is that person, to the lack of whom Italy has long attributed her political misfortune—a strong man.

Mussolini has brought into the Italian situation that which it has lacked, and his achievements are proof of which discipline and organization, guided by an indomitable will, personal fearlessness, profound learning, straight thinking, [and] direct action can do."

2600:4040:780C:6F00:DDC:974F:58F:D61C (talk) 13:00, 28 September 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

While it's a contemporaneous piece, is there anything it adds that we don't have coverage of in secondary sources that cover Mussolini's public image? Alternatively, are there any such sources that discuss that particular article? — Red-tailed hawk (nest) 05:00, 13 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 26 December 2022[edit]

I suggest substituting le line "by communist partisans" in the Death paragraph with " 52ª Brigata Garibaldi "Luigi Clerici"", as while the BGaribaldi Brigades were formally affiliated with the Communist Party, not all militants were communists. Silvia Elisa Costa (talk) 09:12, 26 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: please provide reliable sources that support the change you want to be made. Lemonaka (talk) 12:43, 26 December 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Semi-protected edit request on 28 January 2023[edit]

Delete "In 1921, Mussolini won election to the Chamber of Deputies for the first time.", as it is false. His party was third (out of 3) in the 1921 elections. Source: (talk) 12:01, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

 Not done: "Mussolini won election" means that he, personally, won a seat in the Chamber, not that his party won the election. Favonian (talk) 12:35, 28 January 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]