One could say the same thing about Mussolini's leadership, true. As for everything else you are wrong. He was a political genius and his political analysis and understanding of the state and its purpose in this new system which he created (and was copied with malice in Germany) is proof, in the books that he wrote and participated in. Considering the numerous un resolved problems in our time his theories may be practiced again under a new guise out of sheer necessity. The "murderous" Character you are correct about also, especially when you look at US policy from the Phillipines during the spanish / american war to Iraq, and what the Anglo part played in places from India to Ireland under the flag of Democracy. Only an ignorant post war journalist would use the word "fool", ....... and of course his readers and followers.