HERBLOCK_POLITICAL_CARTOONS + 1934   1

“Suffer the Little Children to Come unto Me” - JPG
In 1926, Mussolini nationalized the Opera Nazionale Balilla, named after the mythical boy who drove the Austrians out of Genoa in 1746, to promote fascism among children in Italy. By 1932 membership in the organization became compulsory. Children received real muskets and military officers trained them in the art of war. Herblock’s ironic title, using words spoken by Jesus in the Bible, contrasts Jesus’ concern for the welfare of children with Mussolini’s exploitation of them.
1934 
september 2010 by HERBLOCK_POLITICAL_CARTOONS

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