Professor of Italian Bruno Roselli, a frequent speaker in support of the Italian government, defended the Italian alliance with Germany and Japan in a discussion on “America and the European Situation” at Town Hall in New York City.  The three nations, he said, had been made “the pariahs, the lepers, the untouchables” of the world community, but now their collective voice must be heard.  Speaking as “Japan,” he intoned, “An American commodore with his fleet, by forcing the well-guarded virginity of our shores, made me what I am today.  Behold thy child, so similar to thee.  If thou art displeased, lower thine own eyes in shame—but preserve the dignity of silence.”     The New York Times