Edition: 2021
Pages: 336
Series: EL
ISBN: 9788858113240

The March on Rome and Fascism in Power

Emilio Gentile


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Emilio Gentile returns history to its rightful dimension, describing it as a series of contingent events with unpredictable outcomes, and propels us into that decisive moment which transformed Italy into a totalitarian country.

Regime Now is the account of a year, 1922, through the prism of events as they unfolded and the actions of its protagonists, where decisiveness and uncertainty, chance and necessity, engagement and inertia, violence and consensus, intelligence and incomprehension, courage and cowardice, individual initiative and mass movements, clash and are dramatically interwoven in a series of contingent events with unpredictable outcomes. What ultimately prevails is the will to dominate, to crush adversaries through the imposition of an irrevocable power.”

The author

Emilio Gentile

Emilio Gentile is an historian of international renown, he is emeritus professor at ‘La Sapienza’ University of Rome. He received the Hans Sigrist Prize at the University of Berna for his studies on the religions of politics. Among his main works published by Laterza, often reprinted and translated all over the world: The Cult of the Lictor: the sacralisation of politics in fascist Italy; Politics as religion; Fascism: History and interpretation; Fascism in three chapters; God’s democracy: American religion after September 11 (Burzio Prize); Stone fascism; Two gunshots, ten million dead, the end of a world; The March on Rome and Fascism in Power; The leader and the Crowd; “In a democracy people are always sovreign” False!.

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