Origins and Doctrine of Fascism : With Selections from Other Works
Giovanni Gentile (1875-1944) was the major theorist of Italian fascism, supplying its justificatory rationale as a developmental form of dictatorship for status-deprived nations languishing on the margins of the Great Powers. Gentile's Actualism (as his philosophy came to be called) absorbed many intellectual currents of the early twentieth century including nationalism, syndicalism, and futurism, and called the individual to an idealistic ethic of obedience, work, self-sacrifice, and national community in a dynamic rebellion against the perceived impostures of imperialism. This volume brings together major writings produced shortly before and after the Fascist accession to power in Italy, representing the fusion of Actualism with Mussolini's fascism.
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- Hardback | 121 pages
- 152 x 229 x 12.7mm | 340.19g
- 01 Sep 2002
- Taylor & Francis Inc
- Transaction Publishers
- Somerset, United Kingdom
About Giovanni Gentile
A. James Gregor is professor of political science at the University of California, Berkeley and Oppenheimer Professor at the United States Marine Corps University at Quantico, Virginia. He is the author of Giovanni Gentile: Philosopher of Fascism, Interpretations of Fascism, and Phoenix: Fascism in Our Time, all available from Transaction.