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The Doctrine of Fascism by Benito Mussolini
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it was ok
bookshelves: read-in-2019

There is not much to say about this book than it is exactly what the tittle says. It is better written than Hitler´s "Mein Kampf" and shorter. The most interesting thing is that this book was written when Mussolini was already in power, so it can not be compared to other ideological manifestos, like Hitler's or even Lenin's books. This book is more like a way to show to people what exactly Mussolini wants. And what he wants is exactly what hi did. War, racism, dictatorship and corporatism. Mussolini expresses very clearly that he is a right winger that wants to destroy socialism in all its forms and liberalism. But he is not a conservative. He says that he wants to create a "new total state" that unifies all its peoples in the base of a "national capitalism". So fascism in its theoretical aspects is a "new" kind of right wing ideology that is not liberalism or conservatism. I was also surprised that this book does not contain much racism, so it is not as extreme as National socialism. Its focus is more in the totality of state power and "reinvigoration of a nation through war"
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August 17, 2017 – Shelved
August 17, 2017 – Shelved as: to-read
January 11, 2019 – Started Reading
January 11, 2019 – Shelved as: read-in-2019
January 11, 2019 – Finished Reading

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