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Mussolini's Italy

Life Under the Dictatorship, 1915-1945
Aug 03, 2021lukasevansherman rated this title 3.5 out of 5 stars
"All is for the state, nothing it outside the state, nothing and no one are against the state." After writing a biography of Mussolini, R.J.B. Bosworth turns to the Italian state during his rule, exploring the origins and rise of fascism, and, of course, its inevitable collapse. It's long and scholarly, but it goes into great depth about an important period that, in some ways, has never left us. I'm a little surprised Ezra Pound, noted anti-Semite and fascist sympathizer, doesn't make an appearance. Also check out "The Pope and Mussolini."