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Author Laqueur, Walter, 1921-2018.

Title Fascism : past, present, future / Walter Laqueur
Published New York : Oxford University Press, 1996


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 MELB  320.53309 Laq/Fpp  DUE 11-01-19
Description 263 pages ; 24 cm
Contents The Essence of Fascism -- Fascist Doctrine -- The Leaders -- The State and the Party -- Fascism and the Church -- Workers and Peasants -- Terror -- Propaganda -- Fascist Culture -- Achievements -- The Joys of Daily Life -- The Liquidation of Fascism -- The Lessons of Fascism -- Neofascist Ideology -- Fascism and the Extreme Right: Some Case Studies -- Right-Wing Extremism: An Alternative Way of Life -- The Skinheads -- The Fear of Immigrants -- Anti-Semitism and Denial of the Holocaust -- International Fascism -- Clerical Fascism and the Third World -- The Origins of Islamic Fundamentalism -- Political Religion -- Russia -- Eastern Europe -- Conclusion: The Prospects of Fascism
Summary Mussolini's march on Rome; Hitler's speeches before waves of goose-stepping storm troopers; the horrors of the Holocaust; burning crosses and neo-Nazi skinhead hooligans. Few words are as evocative, and even fewer ideologies as pernicious, as fascism. And yet, the world continues to witness the success of political parties in countries such as Italy, France, Austria, Russia, and elsewhere resembling in various ways historical fascism. Why, despite its past, are people still attracted to fascism? Will it ever again be a major political force in the world? Where in the world is it most likely to erupt next? In Fascism: Past, Present, Future, renowned historian Walter Laqueur illuminates the fascist phenomenon, from the emergence of Hitler and Mussolini, to Vladimir Zhirinovsky and his cohorts, to fascism's not-so-distant future
Notes First paperback edition
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-245) and index
Subject Fascism -- History.
LC no. 95017612
ISBN 0195092457 (acid-free paper)
019511793X (paperback)