Anti-Fascism in the Place of Fascism: The 100th March on Rome Anniversary’s Best-Sellers

Author/s Renato Moro
Publishing Year 2024 Issue 2023/2-3 Language Italian
Pages 76 P. 191-266 File size 598 KB
DOI 10.3280/MON2023-002009
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The essay is devoted to an exam of the best-sellers published in Italy in 2022 on the 100th Anniversary of the “March on Rome”. Written by some of the most influential Italian journalists, they show a sharp divide between public opinion and historical research. All the authors use history, of course, but (with only one exception) they select their data according to the theses they propose. Some seem to ignore recent and authoritative historiography. Others accept the factual results of historical inquiry but denounce historians' interpretative debate as useless and misleading. Others consider historical reflections on fascism as simply instrumental to manifest political motivations. Oriented to today’s political discussions, the majority of these books, instead of explaining what is possible to know about fascism, defend or contest the persisting legitimacy of anti-fascism in Italian society.

Keywords: Fascism, Anti-Fascism, Italian journalism, interpretations of Fascism, cen-tenary of the March of Rome

Renato Moro, Al posto del fascismo, l’antifascismo: i best-seller del Centenario in "MONDO CONTEMPORANEO" 2-3/2023, pp 191-266, DOI: 10.3280/MON2023-002009