The return of fascism? Why this is the wrong question to ask


When a group of ultra-nationalist wannabes gathered in Milan in 1919 to hear firebrand leader Benito Mussolini speak, they became part of an infamous moment in history.

  • Aristotle Kallis
  • The Conversation

There, Mussolini presented the founding manifesto of an unlikely radical political start up.

Its name was Fascio di Combattimento, the humble precursor of fascism that was adopted as the name of the movement two years later.

A century on from the gathering, and after decades in the political wilderness, “fascism” is back in the news – not only as historical memory but as…

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