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- Communism: Fascism's 'other'?
Markwick, Roger D.
- The University of Newcastle. Faculty of Education & Arts, School of Humanities and Social Science
- AT first sight, there seems much to commend in the view not only that Soviet communism and Italian Fascism were close 'totalitarian' cousins, if not twins like Stalinism and Nazism, but also that the threat of communism begat fascism in its Italian, German, and other European guises. 'Totalitarianism', a concept proudly endorsed by Mussolini in his definition of Fascism in 1932, which became common currency among Western scholars during the Cold War, has usually been identified with what Hannah Arendt called the 'radical evil' of Hitler and Stalin rather than that of Mussolini.' The latter part of this essay, however, primarily compares Stalin's Soviet Union with Mussolini's Fascist Italy, with occasional asides on Fascist Germany.
- The Oxford Handbook of Fascism p. 339-361
- Oxford Handbooks in History
- Oxford University Press
- Resource Type
- book chapter