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By Spencer M. Di Scala, Emilio Gentile

This booklet describes Mussolini’s little-known radical ideology, together with his actions in Switzerland, courting with innovative syndicalism, and radical journalism. It presents an in-depth therapy of the younger Benito Mussolini as a progressive Socialist and describes the political maneuverings that took an enormous ecu Socialist get together through typhoon earlier than the 1st international warfare. It explains the method of ways he got here to dominate Italian Socialism till the problem brought on by Italy’s intervention in global conflict I. It illuminates Mussolini’s management characteristics and his upward thrust to chief of the Italian Socialist Party.

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90. 87.  95–96. 88.  7. 89.  76–77, cited earlier in this essay. 90. Richard Drake, Apostles and Agitators: Italy’s Marxist Revolutionary Tradition (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2003), p. 137. Drake reports Lenin’s complaint (although this might be an anecdote) about the Italian Socialists letting go of the only person who could make an Italian revolution. ” 91. In addition to Gentile’s chapter in this book, these observations draw on Gentile’s remarks in his interventions on the theme at conferences in Verona on October 27, in Pescara on November 21 and in Rome on December 3, 2015.

Anarchists condemned highly organized parties directed from a strong center, even formal organization, concentrating instead on the individual—exactly the opposite of what the revolutionary Socialist Mussolini advocated. Revolutionary syndicalists were different. Like Mussolini, they believed in the necessity of violence to overthrow the political system. They took their inspiration from the French thinker Georges Sorel, who had a large following in Italy and the support of notable intellectuals.

10. 25.  15–38. 26.  471–474. 27.  70. 28.  114. 29. Angelica Balabanoff, My Life as a Rebel (New York: Greenwood Press, 1968, but originally published in 1938), pp. 42–44. In La Mia Vita, OO 33, pp. 257, 258, Mussolini states only that the two collaborated on two translations. 30.  44–45. 31.  44. 32.  114–115. 33.  116. 34. , pp. 116–117. Of course, Balabanoff had a different version of her sojourn and why she left Soviet Russia.  173–182.  55–56. 35.  46. 36.  90–91. 37.  42–50. M. DI SCALA 38.

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