Search for books, people and lists
Read This Twice
HomePeopleBooksLibrariesSign In

The Anatomy of Fascism

Robert O. Paxton

What is fascism? Many authors have proposed definitions, but most fail to move beyond the abstract. The esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time by focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did, rather than what they said. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up “enemies of the state,” through Mussoli...
Publish Date
2005
March 8
First Published in 2004
Goodreads rating
4.19
ISBN
9781400033911
Recommendations
1
Recommendations
May 13, 2021
There have been few more widely circulated quotes from Paxton than this one. But his is a rich book, most of which people ignore or don't know. Like this from his discussion of "long-term preconditions": "Fascism is therefore inconceivable in the absence of a mature and...      source