This is the first person account reading of Part II of Varieties of Fascism by Professor Eugen Weber. Reading 8B is from Marcel Deat and the occupation collaborationist movement the National Popular Rally (Rassemblement National Populaire). Sometimes called "Neo Socialism" it is hard to tell from these statements whether the movement is fascist or national socialist as the binding of ideological commitments is mentioned but doesn't appear to be sincere or not. Otherwise unremarkable, the story of Marcel Deat is more interesting. The one time radical atheistic socialist would later die in 1955 hiding in north Italy allegedly reconnected with his Roman Catholic faith.
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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