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Myth of Power

Fascist regimes often seek to retell the history we all know especially the history of how they came to power. With the defeat of fascist regimes in 1945, a lot of this revising was undone, but there still exist their own creation myths. 282 more words

The Fetishization of Violence

One of the things that stuck out to me most in “The Doctrine of Fascism” was exactly what I’m using for my title here. It’s almost amusing how militaristic fervor seeps into the language used (this was most true also of “The Futurist Manifesto” which did indeed feel like it was dripping goats blood). 428 more words


I could perhaps spend more time discussing the differences between the “Fascist Manifesto” and the “Futurist Manifesto”; I think they’re easier to spot, and in some degree a bit more interesting, especially considering how the emotions that bubble up in the “Futurist Manifesto” represent a lot more of what the fascists ended up doing, as compared to what they said (to make a Paxton-esque observation). 325 more words

Speed and Urgency

In both the “Fascist Manifesto” and the “Futurist Manifesto”, there exists a sense of urgency displayed in both style and rhetoric. In the “Futurist Manifesto”, Marinetti writes in short paragraphs constituting two lines at some points. 242 more words

The Importance of Speed and Action: Fascism and Futurism

Throughout both the Fascist Manifesto as well as the Futurist Manifesto, there is a specific focus on the importance of action. In order to see the proper change in the world, actions must be taken now with swiftness. 404 more words


Rome's Flaminian Obelisk: An Epic Journey From Divine Egyptian Symbol to Tourist Attraction

Nicky Nielsen, University of Manchester

It’s a great place to sit in the shade and enjoy a gelato. The base of the Flaminian Obelisk in the Piazza del Popolo on the northern end of Rome’s ancient quarter offers views of the twin churches of Santa Maria dei Miracoli and Santa Maria di Montesanto. 851 more words


The Decline of Anarchism in the 20th Century

No Gods, No Masters – Part 3

Directed by Tancrede Ramonet (2017)

Film Review

Part 3 covers 1917-1939 and uses the terms anarchist and libertarian interchangeably. 376 more words

Hidden History