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To Mussolini The emotional outpouring of relief when e is arrested the lack of support of Strictly Temporary - Volume One (Strictly Temporary, his new Republic and the reactions tois death show that while there were many fanatics there was a vast silenced majority Italy did not did not ave war crimes trials so fascism was never debated Duggan shows that after the war it just went underground He notes some life coming back to the movement with former Prime Minister Berlusconi blithely uoting from Mussolini and the press laughing at joke comparing the extra marital life of the two prime ministers The book ends with the voices of the modern day fascists who leave notes by Mussolini s tomb While the messages don t ave the religious overtones they show continued adorationThis is a must read if you are interested in this period of Italian Cheri Red history This is a disconcerting useful and wonderful book Duggan s aim is to write aistory of the fascist regime in Italy through the writings and testimonies of diarists and letter writers Discovering Your Heart With The Flag Page he uotes from archives all over Italy most notably theuge collection of letters ordinary Italians wrote to Mussolini which is only a fraction of the original collection most of which was destroyed by wartime bombing Duggan is a fine Kingdom of Ashes (Nightfall, historian whoas written an excellent Websters Ii Dictionary, Third Edition, Office Edition history of modern Italy and the first thing to say about this book is that it is an excellent way to learn and absorb a complicatedistory thanks to the vividness of the personalities one meets and also through Duggan s compressed but sure Aladdin handed connective tissue The story of Mussolini s rise and fall is one I ve read many times but I feel this oneas fixed it in my mind in a way that none other Daddy Must Die has doneI m sure that those with a little knowledge will uibble perhaps rightly with Duggan s selection of uotations and some ofis detail I myself felt fresh from a reading of naughty Ernst Nolte s very theoretical and Heiderggerian disuisition on Mussolini and Italian fascism that Duggan avoids discussion of fascist theory but as I kept reading I decided that as a whole the narrative provides and density and seriousness to Mussolini s enterprise The anti bourgeois nature of Mussolini s creation slowly emerges and in a way you can see The Message Glorious how Fascist Italy was really a kinder gentler version of the Bolshevik revolution without Cheka mass murders and enslavement And Duggan does speak about moments inistory that I almost never see discussed such as that Mussolini sent a uarter of a million Italian soldiers to the Eastern Front who fought alongside the Wehrmacht when it invaded the USSR Here s what s disconcerting Duggan can find very little evidence of any opposition to fascism except among a few professional trade unionists and difficult characters His conclusion and that of the dozens of voices e uotesis that Italy working class middle class academics journalists intellectuals was fairly satisfied with fascism thought it a success not just until but through the atrocious conuest of Ethiopia with poison gas up until Mussolini imposed the racial laws in 1938 at Hitler s urging Moreover even then after an initial feeling that Mussolini ad done something really wrong Italians soon began to be irritated by the complaints of Italy s Jews about their deprivation of citizenship and began to feel that perhaps Musso Damia's Children: Rowan 3 (The Tower Hive Sequence) by Anne McCaffrey (1994-02-03) had been right after allIn other words the egregiously shallow claim made by Daniel Goldhagen that all Germans bear racial guilt for theorrors of Nazism is as true about prewar Italians as it is false about Germans My greatest criticism is that Duggan doesn t make much of the the most consistent and continuous source of resistance to the regime which came from serious Catholic laymen and individual priests the middle management of the Church was on board with the regime although Duggan is right to make an exception of the Pope Breaking The Curse (Sexy Reversed Fairy Tales himself Duggan provides plenty of evidence for this the brave young priest who is beaten to death by thugs for keepingis boys in the Catholic scouting movement etc But e doesn t exempt them from general blame Perhaps I am overinfluenced by the great Italian war novel The Red Horse which follows a group of serious young Catholics through the war but this seems to me a blemish and an oversimplification on Duggan s partHere s what s disconcerting Had to read this for my History class at school It was long winded and I ad to stop 230 pages in Extraordinary and disturbing My mother went to ROMANTIC TAKEOVER high school in Mussolini s Italy She was the only girl iner class and took Yugoslav citizenship after the war even though er parents became Italian After reading this book I know why Dr Duggan received two awards for it and was onoured by the Italian government with the Commander of the Order of the Star of Italian Solidarity this epic Keeper of the Light history of fascist Italy explores the development and support of Italian support for fascism using individual diaries Duggan exploresthe reaosn for support and trust often in Mussolini rather thanis ide. T among the majority of the Italian population He examines the extraordinary personal relationships that millions of Italians ad with Mussolini explores the religious dimensions of totalitarianism and discusses why the 'cult of the Duce' still resonates in contemporary Italy Fascist Voices is a fresh and disturbing look at a country in thrall to a charismatic dictat.

Ou can ardly write a book about fascism especially an intimate The Homing history without mentioningThe theses seem to be thata Mussolini was a megalomaniac and a buffoon the former of which may be partially true but far from the whole truth and the second of which is the common result of reading too much into and projecting onto Mussolini the worst excesses of Achille Starace s own undeniable buffooneryb fascism was nothing but propaganda and empty promises There was lots of propaganda and it was very powerful and influential but again there was a lot to it than that and a lot was built and achieved for better and for worse in concrete termsc the supposed big revelation from Petacci s diaries that Mussolini was an anti semite based on one sentence out of a diary of tens of thousands of pages and contradicted literallyundreds of times elsewhere not only in speeches but by the fact that The Women of Easter he was sleeping with a Jewish woman for 25 years and a disproportionate percentage of the Fascist gerarchs were Jewishd restatement of the Black Legend alleging that Pius XI and Pius XII were Hitler s Popes a conclusion reuiring the author to ignore a truly staggering amount of evidence to the contraryHaving said all of the above good things about this book were that the author writes in an engaging manner and the narrative really flows For the most parte avoids taking an overly polemical tone Where primary sources the only primary sources really used are the aforementioned Why Are You So Scared? handful of diaries are used they re well integrated into the rest of the narrativeI think Duggan is a good author but maybe not an outstanding researcher Thorough research and smooth reading Shows what can be done by an academic with access to primary sources Very detailed explanation ofow the Duce duped Italy in the chaos that followed the Great War Each part of the unfolding story references the letters and diaries of the people and their love of the the Duce The rise and fall of Benito Mussolini is brought to life through the eyes of The Power of One his supporters By using their stories and voices Christopher Duggan animates theuman drama that played out in these years in Italy While many readers know this epic story they will they will want to read this to sense and feel the times The writing conveys the era s danger desperation and passion Duggan shows The Wolf Gift (The Wolf Gift Chronicles, how in the chaos poverty and disappointment following World War I Mussolini like Hitler was able to seize power and solidify it He capitalized on the sentiment thate was strong enough to create order where chaos and violence most of which was perpetrated by He Who Dares his own party reigned He fashionedimself the superman of Nietzsche and fostered the image of The Duce who would be Italy s savior He shut down Italy s fledgling democracy dealing The Thing About December himself full powerFor each of the periods ofis almost 20 year reign there are personal stories such as those of the suadristi violent fascists a mafia fighter in Sicily soldiers in the Ethiopian campaign students missing their teachers when the racial laws barred Jews from government employment fascists who uestioned the leaders around their beloved Duce the Duce s daughter as she provides war relief in Sicily and uotes from the diary of Os Peixes Também Sabem Cantar his most intimate mistress Carletta Petacci occur throughout The writers demonstrate an emotional adoration that is both religious and familial p 64 My leader our leader will power inis jaw my life belonged to t him onlyim p 247 The eavens seemed closer to me P 248 You ave instilled in us Duce with love of a son for Stand Up and Fight his father p 301 Duce when you receive this letter I will be already dead fallen on the field ofonor with your name guarded on the depths of my soul Some are romantic like those of the Bologna ousewife who wrote im 848 letters p I feel your love strongly and this gives me the strength to remain yours and wait So many kisses I would give my dear Benito Published this year The Pope and Mussolini The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe shows the contempt that Mussolini and Now Is the Hour his early fascistsad for the Church Pope Pius XI made concessions to spare violence against clergy and church property The Church gave both passive and active approval to fascism allowing its symbols to be used by to promote fascism Duggan does not discuss this but you can clearly see the conflation of Catholicism and fascism in the cult of the DuceDuggan shows Londons Glory (Bryant May, how King Victor Emmanuel III wasappy to cede the job of running the country to the Duce The descriptions of the short dull king and Jingle Bells his robust prime minister are sadly comical as the King rubber stamps any and all issues brought toim by Mussolini The king s abrupt dismissal of Mussolini could ave used background on owwhy this King who permitted so much for so long finally put Troys his foot down This is a book of Fascist Voices so while there is a chapter on the opposition you can approach the final chapters of this book with the idea that all of Italy is in thrall. Ices makes use of rarely examined sources letters and private diaries newspaper reports and secret police files to uncoverow ordinary people experienced fascism on a daily basis and ow its ideology influenced their beliefs values language and lifestyleTracing fascism from its conception to its legacy Christopher Duggan unpicks why the regime enjoyed so much suppor.

This is a pretty solid book if a bit over academic and tedious at timesIn a nutshell it s the istory of the Italian fascism the rise the fall and the conseuences but with a spin letter upon letter from devoted followers of the regime writing to the Duce and themselves sharing personal stories on Reign of Fury (Battles in the Dark, how they felt and lived the timesThis is a uniue spin because you don t normally get toear the ordinary people retell an important part of the Nature Cure history And it s fascinatingThe religious and sexual devotion of women the dutiful and unrepentant soldiers the odd sceptic Words from Mussolini are also there private exchanges withis mistresses including The Bookshop on the Corner his penchant for drama andyperboleThe author goes through uite a few periods the The Fixer (The Fixer, humiliation after WWI the anarchy what liberalism meant in Italy in those times the rise of the fascism the domestic policies the invasion of Ethiopia the fickle relation with Germany and envy of Hitler the poor conduct of the Italian army in WWII the almost too sudden removal of Mussolini from power the subseuent civil war and theistory of overnight denial that still affects the Italian societyThe only downside is that Christopher gets a bit prosaic with too much focus on the letters and not enough on the One of Your Own historical elements around them All in all thoughe manages to do a reasonable work with this book An interesting piece for istory buffsIgor Remarkable book detailing life under Benito Mussolini s Fascist government Duggan draws from diaries letters and private correspondence to detail the upheaval wrought by Mussolini s reign He shows Mussolini s appeal rested on several pillars Italian nationalism frustrated since Garibaldi s Risorgimento a sick barely functioning democracy Italy s disastrous performance in World War I and diplomatic betrayal at Versailles By Duggan s account Mussolini was the right man in the right time charismatic decisive and a master of image And as e shows most Italians stood by Il Duce until the conseuences of Super Gran (Super Gran, his autarchist imperialist New Order becam Not uite what it promises to be The author only used a smallandful of diaries cited very sparingly and for constructing Jay McGraws Life Strategies for Dealing with Bullies his narrative relied on the same secondary sources as everyone else which is to say the now largely outdatedistories of the fascist period written before Renzo De Felice published is biography of Mussolini or as a defense against De Felice s thesesThe one diary that is cited freuently is that of Clara Petacci finally declassified only ten years ago though discouragingly the manuscripts ave only made available to three authors so far Heavily redacted editions were published in Italian in 2010 11 by Rizzoli the editors admitted that they were forced to omit over two thirds of the material and Shadowspell Academy had to redact the entries they did include for space considerations and this book seems toave been an attempt to capitalize on their recent publication Unfortunately the Petacci diaries as published by Rizzoli are completely bizarre and self contradictory either because of mistakes by the editors journalists Mauro Suttora and Mimmo Franzinelli or because the diaries themselves are not authentic The biggest issue with the diaries is that they put Mussolini in places Anna Del Contes Italian Kitchen he was not at on those days another strange thing about the diaries is that Petacci who came from a bourgeois familyad a good education and by all accounts was not stupid was an absolutely terrible writer Because most of what she wrote makes no sense the nephew of Petacci believes that she was a British secret service agent as a way to explain Dead Center her often cryptic writinguote mined as they are in Duggan s book they appear to make some sense and so the picture you get of Petacci s writing in this book is a paraphrase of a paraphrase ofer actual diaries Another disappointing thing about this book was that there was no room in this intimate Murder Moonflowers (The Herbalist history for Mussolini s closest collaborator and lover for 25 years the Italian Jewish socialist Margherita Sarfatti She was with Mussolini from Forl in 1911 tois time as editor of Avanti to Il Popolo d Italia in 1915 to the March on Rome in 1922 wrote is official biography Dux in 1925 right up to Mussolini s about face in 1936 when e left the Anglo French Italian alliance and aligned Italy with Germany and Sarfatti suddenly found Exploring Limits (Exploring Limits, herself no longer welcome at Palazzo Venezia The name of Sarfatti only appears three times in this book Once in one of the uotes from the Petacci diaries as the well known art patron and critic and Mussolini s biographer and in relation to two brief uotations fromer 1925 biography It seems that Duggan doesn t even know who Sarfatti wasNeither was there much room for The Herbalist (The Herbalist his wife Rachele Guidi or other collaborators of the early days like Angelo Oliviero Olivetti founder of the Fasci d Azione rivoluzionaria internazionalista which evolved into the Fasci di combattimento or Angelica Balabanoff Enrico Corradini Alceste de Ambris etc All important figures Christopher Duggan's newistory of fascist Italy explores Possum how the movement became embodied in the person of Benito Mussolini who occupied for many an almost divine status and gave millions of men and women a sense of pride andope offering the prospect of national regeneration after decades of disappointmentA work of exceptional authority and originality Fascist Vo.

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Christopher John Hesketh Duggan was a British historian specialising in the political social and cultural history of modern Italy He began his career as a research fellow at Wolfson College Oxford and then at All Souls College Oxford In 1987 he moved to the University of Reading where he remained until his death He had been Professor of Modern Italian History since 2002


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    EBOOK READ Fascist Voices This is a disconcerting useful and wonderful book Duggan's aim is to write a history of the fascist regime in Italy through

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    EBOOK READ Fascist Voices Remarkable book detailing life under Benito Mussolini's Fascist government Duggan draws from diaries letters and private correspondence to detail the upheaval wrought by Mussolini's reign He shows Mussolini's appeal rested on several pillars Italian nationalism frustrated since Garibaldi's Risorgimento; a sick barely functioning democracy;

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