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Mussolini's Intellectuals


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Preface ix Acknowledgments xi CHAPTER ONE: Some Issues in the Intellectual History of Fascism 1 CHAPTER TWO: The Historic Background and Enrico Corradini 18 CHAPTER THREE: Alfredo Rocco and the Elements of Fascist Doctrine 38 CHAPTER FOUR: Sergio Panunzio: From Revolutionary to National Syndicalism 61 CHAPTER FIVE: Idealism, Ugo Spirito, and the Outlines of Fascist Doctrine 85 CHAPTER SIX: Ugo Spirito and the Rationale of the Corporative State 111 CHAPTER SEVEN: Sergio Panunzio and the Maturing of Fascist Doctrine 140 CHAPTER EIGHT: Camillo Pellizzi, Carlo Costamagna, and the Final Issues 165 CHAPTER NINE: Doctrinal Interlude: The Initiatic Racism of Julius Evola 191 CHAPTER TEN: Doctrinal Continuity and the Fascist Social Republic 222 CHAPTER ELEVEN: Conclusions 246 Index 263

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Professor Gregor is one of the rare specialists in Italian fascism to have made a truly original contribution to the study of the subject. His books always provide food for thought and are challenging, intelligent, clear and well written. -- Zeev Sternhell, Hebrew University, Jerusalem This is the only account in either English or Italian of the formation of Italian Fascist thought over a period of forty years. Gregor is the leading specialist in this area in the English-speaking world. His work is strikingly original. -- Stanley Payne, University of Wisconsin, Madison

About the Author

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.


One of Choice's Outstanding Academic Titles for 2005 "The book succeeds admirably in convincing the reader that, far from being a doctrine based on irrationalism and violence, fascism's foundations are very sophisticated intellectual constructs."--Paul Petzschmann, Political Theory

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