Fascism, Liberalism And Europeanism In The Political Thought Of Bertrand De Jouvenel And Alfred Fabre-luce by Daniel KnegtFascism, Liberalism And Europeanism In The Political Thought Of Bertrand De Jouvenel And Alfred Fabre-luce by Daniel Knegt

Fascism, Liberalism And Europeanism In The Political Thought Of Bertrand De Jouvenel And Alfred…

byDaniel Knegt

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Despite the recent rise in studies that approach fascism as a transnational phenomenon, the links between fascism and internationalist intellectual currents have only received scant attention. This book explores the political thought of Bertrand de Jouvenel and Alfred Fabre-Luce, two French intellectuals, journalists and political writers who, from 1930 to the mid-1950s, moved between liberalism, fascism and Europeanism. Daniel Knegt argues that their longing for a united Europe was the driving force behind this ideological transformation-and that we can see in their thought the earliest stages of what would become neoliberalism."This is an intellectual history of the highest order by a genuine scholar who provides a powerful case study in the turbulent ideological dynamics of fascism which should interest all those interested in fascism as a project not of reaction and anti-modernism, but of national and social transformation and renewal, of creating an alternative modernity. It is also a remarkable case study in the bad faith and moral cowardice that forces individuals to redact their own past once they survive into a liberal age." - Roger Griffin, professor of modern history and political theorist at Oxford Brookes University, England."This is a thoughtful, well-written monograph on the lives and political activities of Bertrand de Jouvenel and Alfred Fabre-Luce." - Constantin Iordachi, professor of history at the Central European University, Budapest
Daniel Knegt is history lecturer at the University of Amsterdam. In 2015, he received his PhD at the European University Institute. His principle research interests include transnational fascism, alternative currents in Europeanist thought, the intellectual history of mid-twentieth-century France and the early neoliberal movement.
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Title:Fascism, Liberalism And Europeanism In The Political Thought Of Bertrand De Jouvenel And Alfred…Format:HardcoverDimensions:312 pages, 9.2 × 6.1 × 0.9 inPublished:October 2, 2017Publisher:Amsterdam University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

PrefaceList of AbbreviationsIntroduction: Fascism in France and Beyond Intellectual Fascism?Between Immunity and Pan-Fascism New Perspectives Europeanism, Fascism and NeoliberalismChapter 1: 'En Faisant l'Europe': Internationalism and the Fascist Drift'La Nouvelle Génération Européenne': Generation Politics in 1920s FranceReconciliation with Germany at all CostsMetaphysical EuropeanismChapter 2: Planning, Fascism and the State: 1930-1939From Liberalism to 'l'Économie Dirigée'A National and Social RevolutionParty Intellectuals at the Service of FascismChapter 3: Facing a Fascist Europe: 1939-1943Defeat and ReadjustmentTracing the Origins of Defeat'On the Threshold of a New World'New Rulers, Old AcquaintancesCollaboration and AttentismeChapter 4: A European Revolution? Liberation and the Post-war Extreme RightLiberation and PersecutionExile and Exclusion'Beyond Nazism': Monarchism and the Heritage of FascismReinventing the Extreme RightEuropeanism, Federalism and the Reconfiguration of the Extreme RightChapter 5: Europeanism, Neoliberalism and the Cold WarOn Private Life and Facial HairOn Power: Pessimism, Aristocracy and the Distrust of DemocracyA Mountain in Switzerland: Neoliberalism and the Mont Pèlerin Society'This General Feeling of Open Conspiracy'Conclusion: From the Sohlberg to Mont PèlerinBibliographyIndex