Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Resistance in Italy; 1919 to the Present / Edition 320

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While the historical significance of fascism and anti-fascism is still being hotly debated in Europe and around the world, this anthology offers a new look at the many faces of repression and resistance. Stanislao G. Pugliese brings together a wide range of voices that illuminate more than eighty years of fascism and anti-fascism in Italy. Many of the pieces, including letters from women to Mussolini and anti-fascist graffiti from a Nazi prison in Rome, are available in English for the first time. The selections include historical documents, political analysis, stories, songs, and memoirs from a variety of perspectives. Taken together, the documents provide a compelling account of the political, historical, economic, and social impact of fascism and the resistance. Touching on fields as far ranging as political science, history, women's studies, and religion, Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Resistance in Italy is immediate, human, and eminently readable.

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Editorial Reviews

David Ward
Stanislao Pugliese has done an admirable job in putting together a series of texts that will offer students of Italian culture an overview of some of the most crucial years of the nation's history.
Ruth Ben-Ghiat
In one volume readers will find illuminating texts from Italian Fascism and Italian Anti-Fascism, as well as some of the most important historical research on both movements. A valuable resource for scholars and students alike.
Alexander De Grand
Professor Pugliese's extremely useful anthology offers the reader a wide range of documents and recent interpretations of fascism and its opponents. What makes the collection especially valuable is the inclusion of many previously untranslated documents. Pugliese's approach brings together the fascists and their opponents in an ongoing critical dialogue. The reader will take from this anthology both an overview of Italian fascism as an historical phenomenon and a sense of how the issues were viewed by those who lived through the Fascist dictatorship.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780742531239
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 12/20/2003
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 320
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.16 (w) x 8.94 (h) x 0.76 (d)

Meet the Author

Stanislao G. Pugliese is associate professor of modern European history at Hofstra University. He is the author of Carlo Rosselli: Socialist Heretic and Antifascist Exile and Desperate Inscriptions: Graffiti From the Nazi Prison in Rome, 1943-1944.

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Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Introduction: A Past That Will Not Pass: Fascism, Anti-Fascism, and the Resistance in Italy 1
1 The Futurist Manifesto 25
2 An Excerpt from Four and Twenty Minds 30
3 The Vigil 34
4 The Legacy of Nationalism 37
5 Afternoon Speech of 23 March 1919 43
6 Squadrismo 47
7 The March on Rome 49
8 We Are of the People 55
9 Our Protestantism 60
10 The Fascisti Exposed 65
11 Speech of 3 January 1925 69
12 The Eternal Tendency toward Fascism 74
13 Towards Anarchism 78
14 The Doctrine of Fascism 85
15 What Are We to Do? 92
16 Letters from Women 97
17 Aphorisms 102
18 Operations against Individuals 105
19 We Have No Need 111
20 The Story of My Death 115
21 The Basic Features of the Fascist Dictatorship 120
22 Fascist Anthems 131
23 Mussolini the Man 135
24 The Sacred Myths of Fascism 141
25 The Fascist Decalogue 146
26 Intellectuals and the Regime 148
27 History as the Story of Liberty 157
28 The Political Prisoner 161
29 What Is Man? 167
30 The Exhibition of the Fascist Revolution 173
31 Grace 178
32 The Nationalization of Women 183
33 Facetta Nera: Little Black Face 191
34 Racial Manifesto 193
35 The Word "Jew" 196
36 Hunting Down the Jews 200
37 Consider If This Is a Man 207
38 A Woman Confronts the Holocaust 214
39 Today in Spain, Tomorrow in Italy 221
40 November 1943 228
41 The Dead God 233
42 Prisoner of War 240
43 Anti-Fascist Anthems 246
44 Threats Are Good for You 248
45 The Four Days of Naples 251
46 Civil War 253
47 A Nation Collapses 259
48 Manifesto of Verona 263
49 A Letter before Dying 266
50 Graffiti from a Nazi Prison 268
51 Final Examination 272
52 A Nazi Massacre 274
53 Partisan Diary 281
54 The Resistance "Vulgate" 284
55 The Legacy of Fascism 287
56 Eternal Fascism 291
57 The Battle over the Past 296
58 My Seven Sons 302
59 Memory and Massacres 307
Guide to Further Reading 311
Glossary 317
Index 321
About the Editor 331
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