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Ten essays at the nature of fascism via a number one pupil within the box, targeting easy methods to comprehend and follow fascist ideology to numerous events because the 20th century, Mussolini's prophesied 'fascist century'. contains stories of fascism's tried temporal revolution; Nazism as prolonged case-study; and fascism's postwar evolution.

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Fascism was the medium through which they would be reconciled and reunited with the living organism of the Italian state. The Risorgimento would be completed, the task of ‘making Italians’ finally fulfilled. Ordinary citizens would, for the first time since the Roman era, once more be able to ‘I am no longer human. I am a Titan. ’ 13 participate mystically in Italy and hence, in its imminent destiny, to become once again the focal point of world civilisation and progress – yet another manifestation of the ‘eternal genius’ of the race producing the Roman Empire, the Catholic Church, and the Renaissance.

E. 11 If confined to the experiential sphere of individuals or small groups, this might involve no more than the cultivation of visionary, mystic states of consciousness, or the quest for sources of knowledge and insight neglected by mainstream Western culture to the point of causing the cults of Carl Jung, William Blake, and Carlos Castaneda during the counter-cultural ‘revolt’ of the 1960s. However, so widespread was the disaffection with the official cult of material, liberal progress in linear time that intellectuals and artists all over Europe were attracted to the idea that their own bid to break free from a stultifying ‘normality’ was part of a wider impulse, a sea change in history.

Uk/seminars) published by the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London, and is reproduced here with their kind permission. 3 4 Fascism’s Temporal Revolution The notion that there can be qualitatively different experiences of time is pivotal to such an investigation. The issue of subjective ‘times’ is clearly one of enormous psychological and anthropological complexity, and is by its nature susceptible to any number of conceptual schemes. Yet it is significant that not only countless poets5 but also several major Western intellectuals have suggested that a dichotomy between ‘ordinary’ time and ‘special’ time persists in the age ´ of modernity.

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