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

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

John Adams Letter to John Taylor: “Remember, democracy never lasts long”

“Remember democracy never lasts long. It soon wastes, exhausts, and murders itself. There never was a democracy yet, that did not commit suicide.” JOHN ADAMS (FIRST VPOTUS AND SECOND POTUS) LETTER TO JOHN TAYLOR, 17 DECEMBER 1814. “Well, Doctor, what have we got—a Republic or a Monarchy?” Benjamin Franklin was asked supposedly, as he left Continue reading John Adams Letter to John Taylor: “Remember, democracy never lasts long”

The Republicanism of Minvra: Claiming the Classical Roots of the American Republic—Fascism, a Relative—the Original Red Shirts and Red Hats

Republicanism of MINVRA is not associated with, nor propagandizes for one particular party, nor is it about the U.S. Republican Party, or whatever Party under such name in France, or Italy. Some among us, as well as yourselves, are not yet willing to learn, nor accept this fact, but REPUBLICANISM and FASCISM are relatives, or Continue reading The Republicanism of Minvra: Claiming the Classical Roots of the American Republic—Fascism, a Relative—the Original Red Shirts and Red Hats

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 Dan Smoot Report [1966]: “A Republic, Not a Democracy”

“The ideal of a constitutional republic is individual liberty. In this century, great strides have been made toward the goal of subverting our republic, and transforming it into a democracy. The foremost tactic of the subverters is subversion of “language” — by calling America a democracy, until people thoughtlessly accept the term, and use the Continue reading The Dan Smoot Report [1966]: “A Republic, Not a Democracy”