A History of Fascism, 1914–1945

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Univ of Wisconsin Press, 1995 - History - 613 pages
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A History of Fascism is an invaluable sourcebook, offering a rare combination of detailed information and thoughtful analysis. It is a masterpiece of comparative history, for the comparisons enhance our understanding of each part of the whole. The term ‘fascist,’ used so freely these days as a pejorative epithet that has nearly lost its meaning, is precisely defined, carefully applied and skillfully explained. The analysis effectively restores the dimension of evil.”—Susan Zuccotti, The Nation

“A magisterial, wholly accessible, engaging study. . . . Payne defines fascism as a form of ultranationalism espousing a myth of national rebirth and marked by extreme elitism, mobilization of the masses, exaltation of hierarchy and subordination, oppression of women and an embrace of violence and war as virtues.”—Publishers Weekly

 

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A little dated but hey it covers every single fascist movement in the 20th century. The work for this book must have been enormous. Read full review

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A little dated but hey it covers every single fascist movement in the 20th century. The work for this book must have been enormous. Read full review

Contents

A Working Definition
3
HISTORY
23
German National Socialism
147
The Transformation of Italian Fascism 19291939
212
Four Major Variants of Fascism
245
The Minor Movements
290
Fascism Outside Europe?
328
Climax and Destruction of Fascism
355
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Stanley G. Payne is the Hilldale–Jaume Vicens Vives Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. His many books include The Franco Regime: 1936–1975; Fascism: Comparison and Definition; and Spain's First Democracy: The Second Republic, 1931–1936, all published by the University of Wisconsin Press.

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