Just to establish my point, here are a few quotes from that time about Mussolini:
What a man! I have lost my heart!
– Winston Churchill
The greatest genius of the modern age.
– Thomas Edison
I am much interested and deeply impressed by what he has accomplished and by his evidenced honest purpose of restoring Italy.
– Franklin Roosevelt
Obviously, these quotes are no longer mentioned in ‘respectable’ circles. And that’s my point: What is inconvenient to the current ruling establishment is dropped from the books.