Le guerre di Mussolini (The wars of Mussolini)

John Gooch, Newton Compton.

A specialist in Italian history, John Gooch had already distinguished himself in the field of the history of the Twentieth Century with a volume dedicated to the relations between the regime and the military by profession (Mussolini and his Generals, Cambridge 2007), still today the most complete and balanced research monograph on the existing topic. His latest volume, unfortunately badly translated by a non-specialist publisher, is the best analysis available on the relationship between regime and war: a critical evaluation, solid and unassailable on the inadequacy of the dictatorship in facing modernity and on the inevitable failure of the guerrilla propaganda of fascism.