Storia del partito fascista (History of the fascist party)

Emilio Gentile, Laterza.

This study by Gentile, assumed from that moment on as the canonical text for the history of the PNF, definitively establishes the image and idea of the party-militia as a structural expression of the new politics, based on a substantial legacy of violent languages and practices such as the interventionist mobilization and the First World War. Supported by an impressive amount of data and by a critical and unbiased reading of the internal dynamics of fascism, the volume ideally concludes a season of research, begun fifteen years earlier, on the individual aspects of the «fascist phenomenon» (the roots of ideology, the myth of the new state, the fighters faced by Sabbatucci) on which the generation of De Felice’s roman pupils had measured themselves.