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The Anatomy of Fascism

The Anatomy of Fascism

  • Author: Robert O. Paxton
  • Publisher: Penguin UK
  • ISBN: 0241958709
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 336
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Fascism was the major political invention of the twentieth century and the source of much of its pain. How can we try to comprehend its allure and its horror? Is it a philosophy, a movement, an aesthetic experience? What makes states and nations become fascist? Acclaimed historian Robert O. Paxton shows that in order to understand fascism we must look at it in action - at what it did, as much as what it said it was about. He explores its falsehoods and common threads; the social and political base that allowed it to prosper; its leaders and internal struggles; how it manifested itself differently in each country - France, Britain, the low countries, Eastern Europe, even Latin America as well as Italy and Germany; how fascists viewed the Holocaust; and, finally, whether fascism is still possible in today's world. Offering a bold new interpretation of the fascist phenomenon, this groundbreaking book will overturn our understanding of twentieth-century history.

What Is Fascism?

What Is Fascism?

from The Anatomy of Fascism

  • Author: Robert Paxton
  • Publisher: Vintage
  • ISBN: 052556666X
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 30
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Based on a lifetime’s worth of research, esteemed historian Robert Paxton explores what fascism is and how it has come to have a lasting and continued impact on our history. In the concluding section of his authoritative book, The Anatomy of Fascism, Paxton makes the convincing and radical case that existing definitions of the popular, nationalist, and conservative political view are lacking, and offers up his own brilliant explication—drawn from concrete historical actions—thus transforming our understanding of this dangerous ideology and of why it takes hold when and where it does. A Vintage Shorts Selection. An ebook short.

Europe in the Twentieth Century

Europe in the Twentieth Century

  • Author: Robert O. Paxton,Julie Hessler
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 0495913197
  • Category: History
  • Page: 752
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EUROPE IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY is a comprehensive text with a teachable chronological approach that is a bestseller because of its depth and breadth of coverage as well as the strength of its scholarship and the reputation of its authors. With the help of new co-author, Julie Hessler, the Fifth Edition is enhanced to include greater coverage of the post-war period. In addition, socio-cultural issues have been brought to the forefront for both Eastern and Western Europe, including youth movements and feminism. The first half of the text has been streamlined to allow for these revisions. Finally, this edition includes several new photographs and updated maps. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Rise of Western Power

The Rise of Western Power

A Comparative History of Western Civilization

  • Author: Jonathan Daly
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 1441144757
  • Category: History
  • Page: 464
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The West's history is one of extraordinary success; no other region, empire, culture, or civilization has left so powerful a mark upon the world. The Rise of Western Power charts the West's achievements-representative government, the free enterprise system, modern science, and the rule of law-as well as its misdeeds-two frighteningly destructive World Wars, the Holocaust, imperialistic domination, and the Atlantic slave trade. Adopting a global perspective, Jonathan Daly explores the contributions of other cultures and civilizations to the West's emergence. Historical, geographical, and cultural factors all unfold in the narrative. Adopting a thematic structure, the book traces the rise of Western power through a series of revolutions-social, political, technological, military, commercial, and industrial, among others. The result is a clear and engaging introduction to the history of Western civilization.

Fighting fascism: the British Left and the rise of fascism, 1919-39

Fighting fascism: the British Left and the rise of fascism, 1919-39

  • Author: Keith Hodgson
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 1847797571
  • Category: History
  • Page: 256
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In the years between the two world wars, the parties of the left had to confront new and frightening movements which were intent on their complete destruction. Fascism triumphed in Italy, Germany, Spain and elsewhere, coming to power after intense struggles with the labour movements of those countries. Yet in Britain, the left was able to confront the challenge of fascism effectively by understanding the nature of the threat, and by evolving tactics which played a crucial role in preventing British fascist movements from growing and developing as they had elsewhere. This book examines the analyses of fascism put forward by British socialists and communists, explains the anti-fascist strategies they proposed, and assesses the reasons for their effectiveness. In recounting the theories and actions of the Labour Party, the TUC, the Communist Party of Great Britain and other left-wing groups, the work seeks to explain their different approaches, while at the same time highlighting the common thread that linked all their interpretations of fascism. The author seeks to redress an imbalance which has led to the ideas and actions of British anti-fascists being less well covered than those of their counterparts in Europe. The work is also a contribution to the ongoing debate regarding the nature of fascism, and of its neglected antithesis, anti-fascism. It will appeal to students and scholars of British history and politics in the inter-war period, as well as to those interested in the political ideologies of the left and the right.

The Anatomy of Communist Takeovers

The Anatomy of Communist Takeovers

  • Author: Thomas Taylor Hammond
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Communist countries
  • Page: 599
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The anatomy of colonialism

The anatomy of colonialism

  • Author: Aquino de Bragança,Immanuel Wallerstein
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9780862320676
  • Category:
  • Page: 202
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The anatomy of exile

The anatomy of exile

a semantic and historical study

  • Author: Paul Tabori
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 432
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In Hitler's shadow

In Hitler's shadow

the anatomy of American Nazism

  • Author: Leland V. Bell
  • Publisher: Associated Faculty Pr Inc
  • ISBN: N.A
  • Category: History
  • Page: 135
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Traces Nazi sentiment, organizations, and activities in the United States, from the 1930s to the present

Anatomy of the Red Brigades

Anatomy of the Red Brigades

The Religious Mind-set of Modern Terrorists

  • Author: Alessandro Orsini
  • Publisher: Cornell University Press
  • ISBN: 9780801461392
  • Category: Political Science
  • Page: 317
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The Red Brigades were a far-left terrorist group in Italy formed in 1970 and active all through the 1980s. Infamous around the world for a campaign of assassinations, kidnappings, and bank robberies intended as a "concentrated strike against the heart of the State," the Red Brigades' most notorious crime was the kidnapping and murder of Italy's former prime minister Aldo Moro in 1978. In the late 1990s, a new group of violent anticapitalist terrorists revived the name Red Brigades and killed a number of professors and government officials. Like their German counterparts in the Baader-Meinhof Group and today's violent political and religious extremists, the Red Brigades and their actions raise a host of questions about the motivations, ideologies, and mind-sets of people who commit horrific acts of violence in the name of a utopia. In the first English edition of a book that has won critical acclaim and major prizes in Italy, Alessandro Orsini contends that the dominant logic of the Red Brigades was essentially eschatological, focused on purifying a corrupt world through violence. Only through revolutionary terror, Brigadists believed, could humanity be saved from the putrefying effects of capitalism and imperialism. Through a careful study of all existing documentation produced by the Red Brigades and of all existing scholarship on the Red Brigades, Orsini reconstructs a worldview that can be as seductive as it is horrifying. Orsini has devised a micro-sociological theory that allows him to reconstruct the group dynamics leading to political homicide in extreme-left and neonazi terrorist groups. This "subversive-revolutionary feedback theory" states that the willingness to mete out and suffer death depends, in the last analysis, on how far the terrorist has been incorporated into the revolutionary sect. Orsini makes clear that this political-religious concept of historical development is central to understanding all such self-styled "purifiers of the world." From Thomas Müntzer's theocratic dream to Pol Pot's Cambodian revolution, all the violent "purifiers" of the world have a clear goal: to build a perfect society in which there will no longer be any sin and unhappiness and in which no opposition can be allowed to upset the universal harmony. Orsini's book reconstructs the origins and evolution of a revolutionary tradition brought into our own times by the Red Brigades.