Renarrating Italian Fascism: New Directions in the Historiography of a European Dictatorship

@article{Bernhard2014RenarratingIF,
  title={Renarrating Italian Fascism: New Directions in the Historiography of a European Dictatorship},
  author={Patrick Bernhard},
  journal={Contemporary European History},
  year={2014},
  volume={23},
  pages={151 - 163}
}
The extent to which European dictatorships of the twentieth century enjoyed popular support is one of the most contested and difficult questions in international contemporary history. In the case of Italian Fascism, two opposing points of view continue to hold sway. The first, orthodox viewpoint was established before 1945, and holds that the majority of the Italian population rejected Mussolini's regime, making widespread repression of the ubiquitous antifascist resistance essential for… Expand
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