Fascist Mythologies  


Fascist Mythologies
August 17, 2022 | 208 pages
ISBN: 9780231183215

For fascism, myth was reality--or was realer than the real. Fascist notions of the leader, the nation, power, and violence were steeped in mythic imagery and the fantasy of transcending history. A mythologized primordial past would inspire the heroic overthrow of a debased present to achieve a violently redeemed future. What is distinctive about fascist mythology, and how does this aspect of fascism help explain its perils in the past and present?