The Anatomy of Fascism

The Anatomy of Fascism Author Robert O. Paxton
ISBN-10 1400033918
ISBN-13 9781400033911
Year 2005-03-08
Pages 336
Language English
Publisher Vintage
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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 for the first time From the first violent uniformed bands beating up enemies of the state through Mussolinis rise to power to Germanys 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 Paxtons 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 fascismthe major political innovation of the twentieth century and the source of much of its pain

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