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  • When I first read the title of your piece, Jonathan, I read it as the Italian ‘duce’, the title given to Mussolini by his fascist followers. That comes from the Latin ‘dux’, meaning leader, as does the Venetian term ‘doge’.

  • Thanks, Liz – il Duce was actually slated for an appearance in the post, but was given the chop at the last minute. The Doge connection hadn’t occurred to me, though.