`What's the Big Idea?': Oswald Mosley, the British Union of Fascists and Generic Fascism

@article{Love2007WhatsTB,
  title={`What's the Big Idea?': Oswald Mosley, the British Union of Fascists and Generic Fascism},
  author={G. Love},
  journal={Journal of Contemporary History},
  year={2007},
  volume={42},
  pages={447 - 468}
}
  • G. Love
  • Published 2007
  • History
  • Journal of Contemporary History
This article examines the value of Roger Griffin’s concept of ‘palingenetic populist ultra-nationalism’ as a means of defining fascism as an international movement and ideology. Through an analysis of the development of both native and derivative influences on Oswald Mosley’s British Union of Fascists (BUF), it argues that Griffin’s ‘essentialist’ definition of generic fascism allows scholars to identify distinct common linkages between all interwar fascist movements, including German nazism… Expand
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As Crowson has revealed, the idea that Rothermere had severed all ties with Mosley following Olympia is untrue