What is Fascism – Based on Richard Wolin’s “The Seduction of Unreason” | Dr. Taimur Rahman

An in-depth lecture at Lahore University of Management Science (LUMS) based on Richard Wolin’s book “The Seduction of Unreason” on how counter-enlightenment ideas (read Mario Palmieri on the Rebirth of Classical Studies and Lore: Critiques the Renaissance, Individualism, and Speaks of the Ancient Sages and The Romaness of Fascism: Palmieri and Mussolini on Mazzini, Dante, Continue reading What is Fascism – Based on Richard Wolin’s “The Seduction of Unreason” | Dr. Taimur Rahman

An Indestructible Element in the Völkishe and Fascist Ideal

Simply call them by their exact name – “National Socialists” I never use the term “Nazi.” The false belief many adopt, for no true reason, is that Benito Mussolini was a mere opportunist, and Adolf Hitler’s “National Socialism” a trick. It does not seem the case. It is imagined, that somehow Hitler sat shuffling through Continue reading An Indestructible Element in the Völkishe and Fascist Ideal

Democracy’s Faith in the Potential of Man | Horace M. Kallen

Horace M. Kallen’s Creative Democracy, Section I: What Is Democracy in Communism, Fascism, and Democracy (Carl Cohen). This article is meant to contrast with Mario Palmieri on the Rebirth of Classical Studies and Lore: Critiques the Renaissance, Individualism, and Speaks of the Ancient Sages. A Jewish American, Horace M. Kallen ideals are in-line with the Continue reading Democracy’s Faith in the Potential of Man | Horace M. Kallen

The Early Mussolini on World Peace, Imperialism, the Renaissance, the Authoritative State and War (1931 and 1937)

THE EARLY MUSSOLINI ON WORLD PEACE, IMPERIALISM, LIBERTY, THE AUTHORITATIVE AND CORPORATIVE STATE IN FASCISM, AND WAR: 1931 Speech to the English-speaking World and 1937 Interview with James Strachey Barnes “And the purpose of Fascism is plain: to make the world a better place to live in and man a nobler citizen. […] Fascism is Continue reading The Early Mussolini on World Peace, Imperialism, the Renaissance, the Authoritative State and War (1931 and 1937)

Oswald Mosley, Manchester Rally: “We Remember The Mighty Past”

“When scholars study a thing, they strive to kill it first, if it’s alive; then they have the parts and they’ve lost the whole, for the link that’s missing was the living soul.” JOHANN WOLFGANG VON GOETHE, FAUST, PART I. Sir Mosley orates in this fiery speech, the “living soul” of Fascist Thought. “And my Continue reading Oswald Mosley, Manchester Rally: “We Remember The Mighty Past”

Mario Palmieri on the Rebirth of Classical Studies and Lore: Critiques the Renaissance, Individualism, and Speaks of the Ancient Sages

“Such being the facts, it is almost criminal to keep alive in mankind the hope of a true realization of the Democratic ideal.” MARIO PALMIERI, THE PHILOSOPHY OF FASCISM I. THE RATIONALE OF THE FASCIST CRITIQUE OF DEMOCRACY AND INDIVIDUALISM This article is complementary to The Romaness of Fascism: Palmieri and Mussolini on Mazzini, Dante, Continue reading Mario Palmieri on the Rebirth of Classical Studies and Lore: Critiques the Renaissance, Individualism, and Speaks of the Ancient Sages

Alighieri’s vision: Giovinezza – 1922 (First Version)

“Salve o popolo d’eroi (Hail, people of heroes), Salve o patria immortale (Hail, immortal Fatherland), Son rinati i figli tuoi (Your sons were born again), Con la fede e l’ideale (With the faith and the Ideal), Il valor dei tuoi guerrieri (Your warriors’ valour), La virtù dei pioniero (Your pioneers virtue), La vision dell’Alighieri (Alighieri’s Continue reading Alighieri’s vision: Giovinezza – 1922 (First Version)

The Romaness of Fascism: Palmieri and Mussolini on Mazzini, Dante, and the Mission and Influences of Fascism

“Fascism the conception of the historical mission of Rome, the vision of a world empire…” MARIO PALMIERI “Rome is more than a city; Rome is a Universal Idea.” THEODOR MOMMSEN Rome is more than a city, and is a Universal Idea, indeed. The founders were inspired by Rome, yet the only time we speak of Continue reading The Romaness of Fascism: Palmieri and Mussolini on Mazzini, Dante, and the Mission and Influences of Fascism

Giovanni Gentile on the True ‘Will of the People’: Says Difference between Fascism and Nationalism

“The nationalistic State was, therefore, an aristocratic State, enforcing itself upon the masses through the power conferred upon it by its origins. The Fascist State, on the contrary, is a people’s state, and, as such, the democratic State par excellence.” GIOVANNI GENTILE Marcello Veneziani on the Spirit of Giovanni Gentile’s Actualism and Rebuilding Italy in Continue reading Giovanni Gentile on the True ‘Will of the People’: Says Difference between Fascism and Nationalism

The Thermopylae of Fascism: Benito Mussolini’s Last Testament on His Life, Fascism, and Italy

“For this common ground, I would give my life even now, willingly, so long as it is truly marked with real Italian spirit.” “…I was, and am, a socialist.” BENITO MUSSOLINI, SEE Before Sono Tornato and Vincere: Antonio Banderas as “The Young Mussolini” – Angelica Balabanoff on Mussolini’s Problem It is 1945, early in the Continue reading The Thermopylae of Fascism: Benito Mussolini’s Last Testament on His Life, Fascism, and Italy