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The Resistible Rise of Benito Mussolini

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The main argument of this book is that there was nothing inevitable about the ise of Mussolini Had the
Development Of A Leftist 
of a leftist organisation continued backed by a broad antifascist front the Fascists would not have been Able To Defeat The Left After Behan to defeat the left After Behan us a uick introduction to 19th century Italy and the growth of left wing parties up to WWI the story takes off with the biennale osso the period in 1919 20 where Italy seemed on the edge of Lets Be Just Friends (Just Friends, redevolution However Behan contends that the Socialist Party had no effective plan for evolution and only wished to capitalise on the momentum to work towards eform by parliamentary means All evolutionary talk was just empty ethorics Disappointment with the failure of genuine evolution lead to the departure of the communists in 1919 to form their own partyThe evolution scare also brought on a fascist eaction with attacks on left wing organisations In this first phase fascism was mostly an urban phenomenon and estricted to northern Italy Because this was also the area where the labour movement was strongest the fascist made little headway But as the movement expanded into the small ural towns of central Italy and adopted a less adical programme its appeal broadened This was encouraged by eactionary forces like the army and police Behan claims 100000 ifles were passed from military arsenals to the fascists in the four years up to the take over Nevertheless Behan thinks this didn t make the fascist an insurmountable danger to the state At the. In 1920 Italy was on the verge of a socialist evolution Just two years later Benito Mussolini's fascists took power and ushered in an era of epression war and ultimately genocide In Same time the police forces increased from 25000 men in 1919 to 40000 In 1921 The Number 1921 The number paramilitary Carabinieri increased from 40000 to 75000 That should have been enough to crack down on the fascists if only the authorities had wanted to In esponse to this increased and unchecked attacks
On Labour And Left 
labour and left political organisations the Arditi del Popolo appeared Behan claims that these self defense groups occurred spontaneously not through leftist parties or organisations These even opposed the AdP Indeed in 1921 they were ather late to be the evolution s military vanguard By then the momentum had shifted away from the biennale osso Like the fascists the Arditi del Popolo had their oots in WWI veteran s organisations The Arditi were the Italian euivalent of the specialised shock troops that appeared in most armies during WWI Apart from their unconventional military methods they also adopted an independent attitude towards the est of the army and they especially disliked the Carabinieri who functioned as military police In this sense they were close to the Belgian Patrouilleurs and probably to other elite troops The AdP appeared in early 1921 followed by a first manifesto for a national organisation in June of the same year This esulted in a national meeting and parade in Rome on the 6th of July By September 1921 there may have been 20000 members spread over most of the countryIn July 1921 the there may have been 20000 members spread over most of the countryIn July 1921 the dealt the first bloody nose to a force of 600 to 1000 fascists that had wanted to put their boot. His enthralling book Tom Behan shows how a group of militant anti fascists came close to stopping Mussolini and changing the course of history Tragically their bravery was undermined by. On the small middle Italian town of Sarzana The fascists fled leaving dozens of casualties This shook
Mussolini S Position So 
s position so he temporarily esigned from the party leadership and he was forced to ethink his strategyEven in November 1921 when the fascists held their first March on Rome their attacks on worker suburbs were beaten off by local defense organisations No mean feat as there were about 10000 fascists in town who were by the end escorted out of town by the army However Mussolini had by this time managed to turn the fascist into a parliamentary movement which gave him the espectability to convince the middle classes of his bona fidesObviously the authorities saw the AdP as the greater threat than the fascists and measures were taken to infiltrate and observe the local branchesAt the same time the AdP became isolated from the leftist parties the socialist party accepted a leftist parties The Socialist Party accepted a pact with Mussolini Of course Mussolini had only offered them the pact in the knowledge that at that time he wasn t strong enough to win the street battles against organised opposition and that the violence put off the middle classes To him the peace pact was a tactical moveOn the other hand the Socialist PSI had committed fully to a parliamentary solution so wanted to distance itself from the evolutionary left wing The co Excellent short intro to the ise of fascism in Italy how it might hve been stopped Revelations about the support of the British establishment for fascist violence should be particularly instructive. A combination of the left's sectarianism and naive faith in the impartiality of the police An important and detailed analysis of a period of Italian history which is often ignored' WSF. ,


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