By Paul O'Brien
How did Benito Mussolini come to fascism? ordinary bills of the dictator have did not clarify satisfactorily the transition from his pre-World warfare I 'socialism' to his post-war fascism. This debatable new e-book is the 1st to ascertain heavily Mussolini's political trajectory throughout the nice warfare as evidenced in his journalistic writings, speeches and warfare diary, in addition to a few formerly unexamined archive fabric. the writer argues that the 1914-18 clash supplied the catalyst for Mussolini to elucidate his deep-rooted nationalist developments. He demonstrates that Mussolini's interventionism was once already anti-socialist and anti-democratic within the early autumn of 1914 and indicates how in and during the event of the clash the long run duce fine-tuned his authoritarian and totalitarian imaginative and prescient of Italy in a nation of everlasting mobilization for conflict. supplying an intensive new interpretation of 1 of crucial dictators of the 20th century, Mussolini within the First global struggle will entice somebody who desires to study extra concerning the roots of fascism in smooth Europe.
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