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A brief history of fascist lies / Federico Finchelstein.


"In this short companion to his book From Fascism to Populism in History, world-renowned historian Federico Finchelstein explains why fascists regarded simple and often hateful lies as truth, and why so many of their followers believed the falsehoods. Throughout the history of the twentieth century, many supporters of fascist ideologies regarded political lies as truth incarnated in their leader. From Hitler to Mussolini, fascist leaders capitalized on lies as the base of their power and popular sovereignty. This history continues in the present, when lies again seem to increasingly replace empirical truth. Now that actual news is presented as "fake news" and false news becomes government policy, A Brief History of Fascist Lies urges us to remember that the current talk of "post-truth" has a long political and intellectual lineage that we cannot ignore"-- Provided by publisher.

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  • ISBN: 9780520346710
  • ISBN: 0520346718
  • Physical Description: 140 pages ; 22 cm
  • Publisher: Oakland, California : University of California Press, [2020]

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
On fascist lies -- Truth and mythology in the history of fascism -- Fascism incarnate -- Enemies of the truth? -- Truth and power -- Revelations -- The fascist unconscious -- Fascism against psychoanalysis -- Democracy and dictatorship -- The forces of destruction -- Epilogue. The populist war against history.
Subject: Fascism > History > 20th century.

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Erlanger Branch 320.533 F492b 2020 (Text) 33126024450201 Adult Nonfiction Available -

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