The History and Politics of Unreason in Borges, Freud, and Schmitt (New Directions in Critical Theory, 79)
For fascism, myth was reality-or was realer than the real. Fascist notions of the leader, the nation, power, and violence were steeped in mythic imagery and the fantasy of transcending history. A mythologized primordial past would inspire the heroic overthrow of a debased present to achieve a violently redeemed future. What is distinctive about fas...
First Published in 2015
2022-05-18T17:49:22.000ZSuch a great feeling - I’m looking forward to sharing it soon! Meanwhile this is a terrific book that I was lucky to read early. Mythmaking is central to how fascism works but still underexamined. FF offers great insight into why fascism needs myths👇 – source