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"Useful and timely. . . . Mussolini and Hitler were the prototypical fascist leaders, and Paxton chronicles their rise to power—and their global influence and ultimate fall—with a brilliant economy." –San Francisco Chronicle
"A deeply intelligent and very readable book. . . . Historical analysis at its best." –The Economist
“[A] helpful contribution, thoughtfully mapping out the descent of a civilized people — first the Italians, then the Germans — into a primal state (and state of being) ruled by mythology, symbol and emotion. . . . Serves as a reminder of our power and responsibility.” –The Washington Post Book World
“Until now there has been no satisfying account of fascism that includes a convincing diagnostic kit for identifying its symptoms. . . . Robert Paxton steps in to restore sanity, with his view that fascism is not what was believed but what was done.” –Los Angeles Times Book Review
From the Hardcover edition.
|Ch. 2||Creating Fascist Movements||24|
|Ch. 3||Taking Root||55|
|Ch. 4||Getting Power||87|
|Ch. 5||Exercising Power||119|
|Ch. 6||The Long Term: Radicalization or Entropy?||148|
|Ch. 7||Other Times, Other Places||172|
|Ch. 8||What Is Fascism?||206|
Posted August 7, 2011
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