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Fascism: An Informal Introduction to Its Theory and Practice

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For Italian intellectuals, the terms fascist and antifascist continue to be the hard currency of contemporary political debate-to the point that if you are not one, you must be the other. When professor Renzo de Felice suggests that fascism describes a moment in the Italian past-and only that-he is challenging the very heart of current orthodoxy. The nature of his analysis ...more
Paperback, 128 pages
Published December 15th 2006 by Transaction Publishers (first published September 1976)
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Jun 08, 2013 Alec rated it 3 of 5 stars
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"Fascism: An Informal Introduction to Its Theory and Practice" is a lengthy interview between scholar Michael Ledeen and historian Renzo De Felice on the controversial subject of the origins and characteristics of fascism, a repulsive yet hydra-like ideology that exists under the broader umbrella of totalitarianism.

In contrast to his contemporary peers, Felice argued that fascism should be subdivided into its distinct manifestations as a political movement and as an oppressive regime. Intriguin
I read this before "Interpretations of Fascism" by De Felice and it helped me better understand. Through the interview you find out characteristics of De Felice such as his Italian nationalistic tendency and that he is a Mussolini biographer. Overall this was an interesting piece and a quick read that helped outline the concept of Fascism but would not serve as a good reference to fully comprehend the Fascist ideology.
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