The Anatomy of Fascism

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, 18 dic. 2007 - 336 páginas
What is fascism? By focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did, rather than what they said, the esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question.

From the first violent uniformed bands beating up “enemies of the state,” through Mussolini’s rise to power, to Germany’s fascist radicalization in World War II, Paxton shows clearly why fascists came to power in some countries and not others, and explores whether fascism could exist outside the early-twentieth-century European setting in which it emerged.

"A deeply intelligent and very readable book. . . . Historical analysis at its best." –The Economist

The Anatomy of Fascism will have a lasting impact on our understanding of modern European history, just as Paxton’s classic Vichy France redefined our vision of World War II. Based on a lifetime of research, this compelling and important book transforms our knowledge of fascism–“the major political innovation of the twentieth century, and the source of much of its pain.”

 

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A solid introduction to what is probably the most bewildering of political movements. Instead of striving to find an exact definition of fascism, what Paxton refers to as a "fascist minimum," "The ... Leer reseña completa

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In "Il Gattopardo," Guiseppe di Lampedusa said of the Sicilian nobility that, "if we want things to stay as they are, things will have to change." Robert Paxton asserts that the same can be said for ... Leer reseña completa

Índice

Preface x
xi
HAPTER 2 Creating Fascist Movements
24
Taking Root
55
Getting Power
87
CHAPTER Exercising Power
119
Radicalization or Entropy?
153
Other Times Other Places
172
What Is Fascism?
206
Bibliographical Essay
221
Notes
251
Index 200
309
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Robert O. Paxton taught at Columbia University. His other books include Vichy France, Vichy France and the Jews (with Michael Marrus), Europe in the Twentieth Century, and French Peasant Fascism. He lives in New York City.

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