Mussolini An unflinching portrait of a supreme opportunist Although Mussolini considered himself a man of destiny he program consisted of little than aggression overseas suppression at home and an aping of H

  • Title: Mussolini
  • Author: Denis Mack Smith
  • ISBN: 9781842126066
  • Page: 311
  • Format: Paperback
  • An unflinching portrait of a supreme opportunist Although Mussolini considered himself a man of destiny, he program consisted of little than aggression overseas, suppression at home, and an aping of Hitler s racial laws In the end, that destiny led to his nation s collapse and his own destruction.

    Benito Mussolini Mussolini was born on July in Dovia di Predappio, a small town in the province of Forl in Romagna.Later, during the Fascist era, Predappio was dubbed Duce s town and Forl was called Duce s city, with pilgrims going to Predappio and Forl to see the birthplace of Mussolini. Benito Mussolini Biography, Definition, Facts, Rise Benito Mussolini was born to a poor family in Predappio, a town in northeastern Italy His father was a blacksmith who wrote part time as a socialist journalist, and his mother was a Benito Mussolini HISTORY Benito Mussolini was an Italian political leader who became the fascist dictator of Italy from to Originally a revolutionary socialist, he forged the paramilitary fascist movement in Benito Mussolini WW, Quotes Facts Biography Who Was Benito Mussolini Benito Amilcare Andrea Mussolini July , to April , , who went by the nickname Il Duce the Leader , was an Italian dictator who created the Benito Mussolini Was the Fascist Dictator of Italy Benito Mussolini served as Italy s th Prime Minister from until He is considered a central figure in the creation of fascism and was both an influence on and close ally of Adolf Hitler during World War II In , Mussolini was replaced as Prime Minister and served as the head of the Mussolini Define Mussolini at Dictionary Contemporary Examples of mussolini In fact, as Ihrig points out, Mussolini called himself the Mustafa Kemal of a Milanese Ankara as he began his own power grab. Execution of Mussolini th Infantry Division Execution of Mussolini Short Version During the last days of the war in Italy, Dictator Benito Mussolini attempted to escape the advancing Allied Army by hiding in a German convoy headed toward the Alps. Benito Mussolini The Dictator s Playbook pbs He s been dismissed as a buffoon, a small time tyrant who ruled in the shadow of Hitler and Stalin But in the world of twentieth century dictators, Benito Mussolini was a pioneer. Death of Benito Mussolini The death of Benito Mussolini, the deposed Italian fascist dictator, occurred on April , in the final days of World War II in Europe, when he was summarily executed by Italian partisans in the small village of Giulino di Mezzegra in northern Italy. Things You May Not Know About Mussolini HISTORY Mussolini was a socialist before becoming a fascist Born to a socialist father, Mussolini was named after leftist Mexican President Benito Jurez.

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    1. It struck me reading this book how Mussolini and his Italy were most probably, outside the BBC, the dominant influences on George Orwell in writing 1984. From this biography there is a sense of how constant and overwhelming the joyful references to violence and war were in fascist Italy and how Mussolini's basic mental framework was orientated towards violence, with war as it's socially organised consequence.Only war was to decide the ranking of nations. As such it required a militarised populat [...]

    2. In modern times when we see films of Benito Mussolini, strutting like a peacock, with out thrust chin and arms folded across his chest, we see a buffoon. In this unsparing biography the author shows us that this was not quite the case. Mussolini was a prodigious con man with great powers of persuasion who had a talent for seeing which way the political winds were blowing and used this talent to become Il Duce, the man responsible for damaging Italy almost beyond repair.He was an anarchist, natio [...]

    3. Smith is a first-rate historian - but he does not understand this topic, in my opinion. He thinks Mussolini was simply a charlatan, without any ideological core -- and this is simply incorrect. His book on Mazzini looks interesting - and I'll check it out someday -- but it must have been a challenge for a no-nonsense empirical Brit like Mack Smith to make sense out of a revolutionary spiritualist-nationalist like Mazzini

    4. The life of Mussolini was one that was filled with tragedy for the state of Italy. Mussolini is not lionized by Dennis Mack Smith but instead taken apart for the inadequacies in his rule during the World War 2 era. Mussolini never really had control of the situation in Italy and was most of the time a confused dictator. He believe his strength to be far greater than it was and considered Italy a great power in the world. He was quickly becoming a pawn of Hitler and his indecisiveness led Italy d [...]

    5. I’ve read numerous books over the years on infamous people like Hitler, Himmler, Ho Chi Mihn, Mao, and more, but I’ve never learned anything about Mussolini and I’ve always wanted to because I’ve heard so much about him, but really no details. So I happened upon this book recently and was thrilled. Just finished it and was really impressed. It’s well researched and well written. Details Mussolini’s life in a chronological fashion from birth to death in fairly good detail and in reall [...]

    6. Imagine your country run by the Three Stooges, with Moe the President, Larry the Treasury Secretary, and Curly in charge of all three branches of the military. Such was Italy under Mussolini, only Mussolini played all three stooges–a super-stooge!–but one that caused the deaths of hundreds of thousands of people.Mussolini was first a journalist, obsessed with words and images that manipulate people and governments, distorting reality on a national scale. He spent hours every day reading the [...]

    7. Non fiction should be the complete truth but as for each person the truth might be different, this is especially the case about historical subjects, wars, . This book talked about Mussolini the person and didn't focus on Facism, even though it is of course a huge part of him. Saying Mussolini or Facism is for many people the same. At the same time Facism is seen in a different way by people from the same background, country but also by people from different countries. The main image is taught d [...]

    8. .or how not to do fascism, perhaps?I knew precious little about Mussolini. I had a vague idea that he was regarded as a bit of a figure of fun. Nothing here that DMS writes would suggest that my initial view was too far wrong.The book is clearly written. Somehow, I felt the author hadn't enjoyed writing it. Unsurprisingly, therefore, I didn't particularly enjoy reading it. Mussolini's rise to power was his greatest achievement. What he did with it: much less so.An amateur, when compared with Hit [...]

    9. I’ve always wondered why we don’t hear more about Italy in WW2. Now I know. Mussolini had some serious problems, but his main problem, as far as trying to be a leader, was having absolutely no talent for administration. That sounds very dull and boring, but it destroyed his country. He made extravagant claims about industry, the military, etc. and instead of following up and making sure they were done (build tanks, enlist soldiers) it seems as though he just expected the Italians to spontane [...]

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