This is the first person account reading of Part II of Varieties of Fascism by Professor Eugen Weber. Reading 8A is an excerpt derived from one of the more prominent fascist movement leaders in pre-second world war France, Georges Valois. Originally a syndicalist (like those who would help form the Falange in Spain) Georges Valois was instrumental to the founding of the group "Le Faisceau". This group would ultimately fade into oblivion before the war where conservative forces of the Action Francaise and in France proper were strong and confidant to repudiate such groups. In this excerpt, Valois mimics the corporatism and autocracy which, at that time, was primary to Italian inspired Fascist movements throughout Europe.
In 1964, the world approached the twentieth anniversary of the end of the Second World War. Eugen Weber, a Romanian born, French-educated, British Veteran, and now American professor, sat down to take in the impact of socialism, fascism, and national socialism on the 20th-century world. Having served with the British during the Second World War, Eugen Weber was no stranger to the violent upheaval these ideologies had, and indeed are having.
In the Narrator's opinion, the compilation of this work is invaluable in a current atmosphere of domestic ideological cleavings. Writing nineteen years after the Second World War, a war which Professor Weber fought in, this work has topical adjacency to the real physical manifestations of such phenomena. Additionally, written in the early sixties, the work does not suffer the estrangement and misdefinition of the terms it seeks to educate on.
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