This is the first person account reading of Part II of Varieties of Fascism by Professor Eugen Weber. Reading 6A is the only reading covering the Spanish fascist movement of the Falange. The reading begins abruptly as it is an excerpt from a speech by Jose Antonio Primo de Rivera. De Rivera was the son of the dictatorial general Miguel Primo de Rivera and was forever disdainful to the traditional conservative right for its failure to support his father following the first world war. Encompassing the typical precatory language of a fascist movement, de Rivera's speech is otherwise another example of the rejection of movements that sought to fix things by policy or rigid Marxist class warfare.
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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