Michael Burleigh

Modern Malaise

The Anatomy of Facism

By

Allen Lane The Penguin Press 352pp £20 order from our bookshop

FROM THE 1960s onwards books on fascism enjoyed a tremendous vogue among both scholars and left-wing academic activists. A handful of these books, notably Ernst Nolte’s Three Faces of Fascism (1963), were works of major intellectual distinction; many more only appealed to a labyrinthine Marxist mind seeking to identify the plutocrats who had been the alleged puppet-masters of Mussolini and Hitler.

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