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The Doctrine Of Fascism by Benito Mussolini
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"Whenever respect for the State declines and the disintegrating and centrifugal tendencies of individuals and groups prevail, nations are headed for decay."

Like many idealistic (though Mussolini would have despised this characterization) we see the general elements of idealism after the disillusionment of liberal ideals. He describes the national proclivities of man to separate into disparate groups, and though these groups are a means in which the individual can express political power, Mussolini does not support these methods of collectivism. His thought remains in flux between being against collectivism and for it; between fascism relying on majority support to ideas that the state should not be reduced to the majority. There are some things that I agree with and there is something nice about having a political philosophy that doesn't have set policies, but the obsession with equating spiritual fulfillment with the state is offputting.

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December 26, 2017 – Started Reading
December 26, 2017 – Shelved
December 26, 2017 – Finished Reading

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