Interview Archive: Fascism

“War evokes our sense of national identity, establishes an “us vs. them” framework and forces us to choose sides.”

Fivebooks.com, June 14, 2019

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“In the past, there was this idea that Mussolini copied Hitler, but it was actually the other way around for a very long time,” she adds. “Mussolini was in power 11 years before Hitler. He had things all worked out by the time Hitler came to power.”

Time Magazine, March 22, 2019

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“The way Benito Mussolini got power in 1922 is a cautionary tale for the rest of the 20th century and today.”

PBS, January 23, 2019

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“Many of the signs and symbols of Fascism are back.”

PBS, January 19, 2019

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“The history of fascism is a history of dictatorship, of leader-worship… This book is part of this phenomenon that’s resurrecting the cult of the leader.”

The New York Times, December 8, 2018

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History Hit with Dan Snow – Mussolini and his inheritors

August 28, 2018

“He [Mussolini] was the first person to turn a democracy into a dictatorship.”

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“The stability and monumentalism of these male heads and male torsos is comforting to young men as a model of a great man. A warrior — the beautiful, perfect male who is ‘European.’ The joke is that the purity never existed in these cultures, so it’s quite a fantasy, but it’s a compelling fantasy.”

Mic.com, January 12, 2018

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