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Fascism: An Informal Introduction to Its Theory and Practice
Fascism: An Informal Introduction to Its Theory and Practice
By Renzo De Felice
Transaction Books, 1976, 128 pp

A fascinating dialogue between Italy's foremost biographer of Mussolini and American historian Michael Ledeen: the heart of the book deals with the various aspects of fascism and with the mind and method of an historian. De Felice holds the unconventional view that fascism was the expression "of the petite bourgeoisie in its ascendancy - not in crisis. . . ."