Small chronicle to put the editorials in the historical context
February 8: Germany applies for admission to the League of Nations.
April 20: The American Treasury Secretary Andrew Mellon and the French ambassador to Washington, Henri Bérénger, conclude a foundation agreement over France inter-allied war debts from the First World War.
May 4 to 12: England: Mine owners want to implement and operate wage cuts and extended working hours lockout; the trade union confederation (Trades Union Congress) calls to a nationwide General strike on. This is generally followed and largely paralyzes the country. The government deploys the army.
October 31: In Bologna the fifteen year old tries Anteo Zamboni is fascist Prime Minister Benito Mussolini at a memorial parade to the March on Rome to shoot. The assassin is attacked by surrounding fascists and lynched, He dies the same day.