Why Mussolini turned on the Jews

  title={Why Mussolini turned on the Jews},
  author={F. Adler},
  journal={Patterns of Prejudice},
  pages={285 - 300}
  • F. Adler
  • Published 2005
  • Sociology
  • Patterns of Prejudice
ABSTRACT Mussolini's abrupt turn towards antisemitism in October 1938 is conventionally explained by virtue of external factors, most importantly, as an aspect of Fascist Italy's strategic alliance with Nazi Germany. Adler explores a complementary hypothesis that accounts for racism in terms of factors internal to the dynamics of Italian Fascism itself, namely, a progressive radicalization of the regime during the 1930s aimed at the realization of a new imperial-totalitarian state, one that, in… Expand
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