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In 1936 the publishers of Frente a Frente [Face to Face], the journal of the Liga de Escritores y Artistas Revolucionarios (LEAR) [League of Revolutionary Writers and Artists] published a belated futuristic manifesto by Filippo Tommaso Marinetti on Benito Mussolini’s 1935 colonial campaign against Ethiopia (Abyssinia), though not before classifying the Italian poet and his movement as “intellectual riffraff in service to the Pope and to Mussolini.”
Once again, the Mexican press published a futuristic proclamation. However, as distinct from the previous decade when they promoted the avant-garde movement, in the 1930s they were faced with the threat of fascism and the prospect of a world war. This led the publishers of the LEAR’s journal to condemn the Italian group for its close links to totalitarianism and to a Papal office that blessed the carnage. In 1935, the poet Filippo Tommaso Marinetti (1876-1944) offered his services as a volunteer in the Ethiopian war and produced a new manifesto, whose patently bellicose aesthetic drew a sarcastic response from the publishers of the journal Frente a Frente [Face to Face].