[ExI] Mussolini and the trains

Dan TheBookMan danust2012 at gmail.com
Wed Mar 18 19:46:23 UTC 2020

As always, having not much time to keep up or participate in the discussion here, but some have brought up the old saw about Mussolini getting the trains to run on time. This is actually not true. I first read about it not being so in Davíd Hackett Fischer’s wonderful book _Historians’ Fallacies: Toward a Logic of Historical Thought_, but here’s the Snopes entry on this:


No doubt, this particular falsehood will live on, but let’s try to stop it in this venue.


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