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Author Landa, Ishay, 1969-

Title The apprentice's sorcerer : liberal tradition and fascism / by Ishay Landa
Published Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010
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Description 1 online resource (ix, 368 pages)
Series Studies in critical social sciences, 1573-4234 ; v. 18
Studies in critical social sciences ; v. 18
Contents Introduction : what do words matter? Preliminary reflections on fascism, socialism, liberalism and semantics -- The liberal split : divorcing the economic from the political -- Liberal economics, fascist politics : "a wonderful wedlock" -- Anti-liberal liberals I (Moeller van den Bruck, Proudhon, Carlyle) -- Anti-liberals II (Schmitt, Sorel) -- Liberalism and fascism between myths and reality I -- Liberalism and fascism between myths and reality II
Summary "20th-century European Fascism is conventionally described by both historians and political scientists as a fierce assault on liberal politics, culture and economics. Departing from such typical analysis, this book highlights the long overlooked critical affinities between liberal tradition and fascism. Far from being the antithesis of liberalism, fascism, both in its ideology and its practice, was substantially, if dialectically, indebted to liberalism, particularly to its economic variant. Fascism ought to be seen centrally as an effort to unknot the longue duree tangle of the liberal order, as it finally collided, head on, with mass democracy. This provocative thesis is sustained through innovative and incisive readings of seminal political thinkers, from Locke and Burke, to Proudhon, Bagehot, Sorel and Schmitt."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Fascism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Liberalism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2009030367
ISBN 1282951033
9047443810 (electronic bk.)
9789047443810 (electronic bk.)