Genocide and Fascism
The Eliminationist Drive in Fascist Europe
By (author) Aristotle Kallis
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Genocide and Fascism by Aristotle Kallis
Book DescriptionThis book investigates how fascism - as an ideology and political praxis - reconfigured the ideological, political, and moral landscape of interwar Europe, generating an atmosphere of extreme 'license' that facilitated the leap into eliminationist violence. It demonstrates how fascist ideology linked the prospect of violent 'cleansing' to utopias of national/racial regeneration, thus encouraging and legitimizing targeted hatred against particular 'others'. It also shows how the diffusion and internationalization of fascism in the 1930s produced a sense of a revolutionary new beginning and created a transnational fascist 'new order' in which Nazi Germany came to occupy a potent position of authority. The book analyzes how the eliminationist initiative and precedent of Nazi Germany became a second 'license' that empowered fascist regimes across Europe to embark on their own eliminationist projects with diminished accountability. Finally, it examines how this 'license' - enhanced by the actions of fascists and the collapse of order caused by World War Two - released individuals and communities from the burden of legal and moral accountability, turning them into accomplishes in the most wide, brutal, and devastating genocidal campaign that the continent had ever experienced.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415339605
(229mm x 152mm x 33mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Nov-2008
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Aristotle Kallis
Rethinking Fascism and Dictatorship in Europe, Hardback (September 2014)
The diffusion of fascism in Europe coincided with a wave of dictatorships that supplanted democratic regimes. This volume explores this interaction and in their historical context.
Third Rome, 1922-43, Hardback (July 2014)
What kind of city was the Fascist 'third Rome'? Imagined and real, rooted in the past and announcing a new, 'revolutionary' future, Fascist Rome was imagined both as the ideal city and as the sacred centre of a universal political religion. Kallis explores this through a journey across the sites, monuments, and buildings of the fascist capital.
Nazi Propaganda and the Second World War, Hardback (December 2005)
Analyzes the factors that determined the organization, conduct and output of Nazi propaganda during World War II, in an attempt to re-assess previously inflated perceptions about the influence of Nazi propaganda and the role of the regime's propagandists in the outcome of the 1939-45 military conflict.
Fascist Ideology, Paperback (May 2000)» View all books by Aristotle Kallis
A fascinating study of expansionist visions of Hitler and Mussolini which enlightens our understanding of the dynamics and evolution of the fascist policies of Italy and Germany to the end of the Second World War.
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Author Biography - Aristotle Kallis
Aristotle Kallis is Professor of Modern/Contemporary History, Department of History, Lancaster University UK. His publications include National Socialist Propaganda and the Second World War (2005) and The Fascism Reader (2003), as well as articles and essays on the history of fascism, genocide, and propaganda.
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