Fascism

Fascism : Past, Present, Future

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Mussolini's march on Rome; Hitler's speeches before waves of goose-stepping storm troopers; the horrors of the Holocaust; burning crosses and neo-Nazi skinhead hooligans. Few words are as evocative, and even fewer ideologies as pernicious, as fascism. And yet, the world continues to witness the success of political parties in countries such as Italy, France, Austria, Russia, and elsewhere resembling in various ways historical fascism. Why, despite its past, are people still attracted to fascism? Will it ever again be a major political force in the world? Where in the world is it most likely to erupt next? In Fascism: Past, Present, Future, renowned historian Walter Laqueur illuminates the fascist phenomenon, from the emergence of Hitler and Mussolini, to Vladimir Zhirinovsky and his cohorts, to fascism's not-so-distant future.show more

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  • Paperback | 272 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 20.32mm | 340.19g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 019511793X
  • 9780195117936

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"One of Mr. Laqueur's distinguishing characteristics as a historian is his readability, and this volume is no exception."--The Washington Times"A wide-ranging study of the many faces of fascism, by one of America's foremost historians....The book is a welcome addition."--Kirkus Reviews"Among the last of a remarkable generation of German Jewish intellectuals, Walter Laqueur has seen and survived much of this century's agitated history. He has also written cogently, even presciently, about it for more than 40 years."--The New York Times Book Review "One of Mr. Laqueur's distinguishing characteristics as a historian is his readability, and this volume is no exception."--The Washington Times "A wide-ranging study of the many faces of fascism, by one of America's foremost historians....The book is a welcome addition."--Kirkus Reviews "Among the last of a remarkable generation of German Jewish intellectuals, Walter Laqueur has seen and survived much of this century's agitated history. He has also written cogently, even presciently, about it for more than 40 years."--The New York Times Book Review "One of Mr. Laqueur's distinguishing characteristics as a historian is his readability, and this volume is no exception."--The Washington Times "A wide-ranging study of the many faces of fascism, by one of America's foremost historians....The book is a welcome addition."--Kirkus Reviews "Among the last of a remarkable generation of German Jewish intellectuals, Walter Laqueur has seen and survived much of this century's agitated history. He has also written cogently, even presciently, about it for more than 40 years."--The New York Times Book Review "One of Mr. Laqueur's distinguishing characteristics as a historian is his readability, and this volume is no exception."--The Washington Times"A wide-ranging study of the many faces of fascism, by one of America's foremost historians....The book is a welcome addition."--Kirkus Reviews"Among the last of a remarkable generation of German Jewish intellectuals, Walter Laqueur has seen and survived much of this century's agitated history. He has also written cogently, even presciently, about it for more than 40 years."--The New York Times Book Reviewshow more

About Co-Chair International Research Council and Henry a Kissinger Chair in National Security Policy Walter Laqueur

Walter Laqueur is co-editor of the Journal of Contemporary History and serves as chairman of the International Research Council at the Center for Strategic and International Studies in Washington. His books include Black Hundred, Russia and Germany, The Long Road to Freedom, The Fate of the Revolution, Terrorism, The Dream that Failed, and an autobiography, Thursday's Child has Far to Go.show more

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