The Anatomy of Fascism by Robert O. Paxton audiobook

The Anatomy of Fascism

By Robert O. Paxton
Read by Arthur Morey

Blackstone Publishing 9781400033911
11.03 Hours Unabridged
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What is fascism? By focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did rather than what they said, the esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up “enemies of the state,” through Mussolini’s rise to power, to Germany’s fascist radicalization in World War II, Paxton shows clearly why fascists came to power in some countries and not others, and he explores whether fascism could exist outside the early-twentieth-century European setting in which it emerged. The Anatomy of Fascism will have a lasting impact on our understanding of modern European history, just as Paxton’s classic Vichy France redefined our vision of World War II. Based on a lifetime of research, this compelling and important book transforms our knowledge of fascism—“the major political innovation of the twentieth century, and the source of much of its pain.”

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Summary

What is fascism? By focusing on the concrete: what the fascists did rather than what they said, the esteemed historian Robert O. Paxton answers this question for the first time. From the first violent uniformed bands beating up “enemies of the state,” through Mussolini’s rise to power, to Germany’s fascist radicalization in World War II, Paxton shows clearly why fascists came to power in some countries and not others, and he explores whether fascism could exist outside the early-twentieth-century European setting in which it emerged.

The Anatomy of Fascism will have a lasting impact on our understanding of modern European history, just as Paxton’s classic Vichy France redefined our vision of World War II. Based on a lifetime of research, this compelling and important book transforms our knowledge of fascism—“the major political innovation of the twentieth century, and the source of much of its pain.”

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“So fair, so thorough and, in the end, so convincing…A splendid book.” New York Times Book Review
“A deeply intelligent and very readable book…Historical analysis at its best.” Economist
“Until now there has been no satisfying account of fascism that includes a convincing diagnostic kit for identifying its symptoms…Robert Paxton steps in to restore sanity, with his view that fascism is not what was believed but what was done.” Los Angeles Times Book Review

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by Odin 4/22/2018
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Narrator Arthur Morey takes us through a relatively complicated history lesson of Fascism. But once he’s finished, we know the true meaning of Fascism. Paxton notes the alarming adaptability fascism has had or the decades, emphasizing that they did and less of what they said. Throughout the book, Paxton has posited many documentary writings which often give us tidbit, but informed insight into the Fascist movement. Here is a book that at times is overwhelming with its detail and comprehensiveness, but will prove valuable in guiding the listener through other roads and paths of interest ignited by Paxton’s thorough study of Fascism

Author

Author Bio: Robert O. Paxton

Author Bio: Robert O. Paxton

Robert O. Paxton taught at Columbia University. His books include Vichy France, Vichy France and the Jews (with Michael Marrus), Europe in the Twentieth Century (with Julie Hessler), French Peasant Fascism, and The Anatomy of Fascism. He lives in New York City.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Political Science
Runtime: 11.03
Audience: Adult
Language: English