The Perfect Fascist: A Story of Love, Power, and Morality in Mussolini's Italy

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Price
$35.00  $32.20
Publisher
Belknap Press
Publish Date
August 11, 2020
Pages
528
Dimensions
6.2 X 9.3 X 1.8 inches | 2.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9780674986398

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This is a perfect book! Original, thoughtful, and timely, The Perfect Fascist beautifully exposes the homogeneity of fascist aspirations and reveals the personal conflicts and paradoxes these aspirations bring with them, including for fascists themselves. Its two entwined narratives--one political and public, the other personal and private--perfectly complement one another and help us understand why the personal is political for those who insist on reshaping people and society.--Azar Nafisi, author of Reading Lolita in Tehran
The Perfect Fascist is an original and important book. It tells a dramatic story, based on rich documentation, and delivers a probing analysis of the fascist 'strong man.' De Grazia's attention to Teruzzi's private life, his behavior as suitor and husband, deepens and enriches our understanding of the nature of leadership in Mussolini's regime and of masculinity, virility, and honor in Italian fascist culture.--Robert O. Paxton, author of The Anatomy of Fascism