Mussolini's Intellectuals by A. James Gregor
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Mussolini's Intellectuals
By A. James Gregor

Mussolini's Intellectuals

Fascist Social and Political Thought

By (author) See other recent books by A. James Gregor
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $61.31
Your Price: $55.18 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $6.13! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $2.76 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available, ships in 10-12 days



Mussolini's Intellectuals by A. James Gregor

Book Awards

  • Shortlisted for Choice Magazine Outstanding Reference/Academic Book Award 2005.

Book Description

Fascism has traditionally been characterized as irrational and anti-intellectual, finding expression exclusively as a cluster of myths, emotions, instincts, and hatreds. This intellectual history of Italian Fascism--the product of four decades of work by one of the leading experts on the subject in the English-speaking world--provides an alternative account. A. James Gregor argues that Italian Fascism may have been a flawed system of belief, but it was neither more nor less irrational than other revolutionary ideologies of the twentieth century. Gregor makes this case by presenting for the first time a chronological account of the major intellectual figures of Italian Fascism, tracing how the movement's ideas evolved in response to social and political developments inside and outside of Italy. Gregor follows Fascist thought from its beginnings in socialist ideology about the time of the First World War--when Mussolini himself was a leader of revolutionary socialism--through its evolution into a separate body of thought and to its destruction in the Second World War. Along the way, Gregor offers extended accounts of some of Italian Fascism's major thinkers, including Sergio Panunzio and Ugo Spirito, Alfredo Rocco (Mussolini's Minister of Justice), and Julius Evola, a bizarre and sinister figure who has inspired much contemporary "neofascism." Gregor's account reveals the flaws and tensions that dogged Fascist thought from the beginning, but shows that if we want to come to grips with one of the most important political movements of the twentieth century, we nevertheless need to understand that Fascism had serious intellectual as well as visceral roots.

Buy Mussolini's Intellectuals book by A. James Gregor from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9780691127903
ISBN-10: 0691127905
Format: Paperback
(229mm x 152mm x 15mm)
Pages: 280
Imprint: Princeton University Press
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publish Date: 24-Jul-2006
Country of Publication: United States

Other Editions...


Books By Author A. James Gregor

Marxism and the Making of China by A. James Gregor Marxism and the Making of China, Hardback (February 2014)

An assessment of the influence of the Marxism of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels on revolutionary developments in China. The work covers the period from the first appearance of the Chinese Communist Party under Mao Zedong until its full transformation by Deng Xiaoping - into a nationalist, developmental, single-party, developmental dictatorship.

Search for Neofascism by A. James Gregor Search for Neofascism, Paperback (April 2006)

A critical study by social scientists to identify 'neofascism' in the modern world.

» View all books by A. James Gregor

Reviews

» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Mussolini's Intellectuals book by A. James Gregor and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - A. James Gregor

A. James Gregor is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of "Italian Fascism and Developmental Dictatorship" and "The Fascist Persuasion in Radical Politics" (Princeton), and "The Faces of Janus: Marxism and Fascism in the Twentieth Century" (Yale). He has been awarded the title "Knight of the Order of Merit of the Republic" by the Italian government for his publications on the history of Italy.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by A. James Gregor close
Fascist Persuasion in Radical Politics by A. James Gregor
Italian Fascism and Developmental Dictatorship by A. James Gregor
Marxism and the Making of China by A. James Gregor
Search for Neofascism by A. James Gregor
Place in the Sun by A. James Gregor
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close