The Fascism Readeris a fascinating and wide-ranging introduction to the complex nature, limits, aspects and dynamics of fascism as both ideology and practice. The book draws together classic and recent interpretations to trace the development of generic fascism.
Exploring fascism in all its diverse manifestations, this book discusses the classic examples of National Socialism in Germany and Fascism in Italy, as well as a series of less familiar movements and regimes, including the Iron Guard in Romania, the British Union of Fascists, Salazar's dictatorship in Portugal and Franco's regime in Spain.The Fascism Readerexplores all the key aspects of fascism including:
- the essence and limitations of generic fascism
- the intellectual and ideological dimensions of fascism
- regimes of fascism as particular models of the exercise of power
- fascism and society - from anti-Semitism to fascist attitudes to women.
A must for all students of European history, sociology and politics.