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The apprentice's sorcerer [electronic resource] : liberal tradition and fascism / by Ishay Landa.

By: Landa, Ishay, 1969-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Studies in critical social sciences: v. 18.Publisher: Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010Description: 1 online resource (ix, 368 p.).ISBN: 9789047443810 (electronic bk.); 9047443810 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): Liberalism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century | Fascism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century | 20th century | Europe | Fascism | History | Liberalism | Political Science | POLITICAL SCIENCE -- Political Ideologies -- Conservatism & Liberalism | Liberalismus | Faschismus | Europa | Geschichte 1900-2000Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Apprentice's sorcerer.DDC classification: 320.51094 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Introduction : what do words matter? Preliminary reflections on fascism, socialism, liberalism and semantics -- The liberal split : divorcing the economic from the political -- Liberal economics, fascist politics : "a wonderful wedlock" -- Anti-liberal liberals I (Moeller van den Bruck, Proudhon, Carlyle) -- Anti-liberals II (Schmitt, Sorel) -- Liberalism and fascism between myths and reality I -- Liberalism and fascism between myths and reality II.
Review: "20th-century European Fascism is conventionally described by both historians and political scientists as a fierce assault on liberal politics, culture and economics. Departing from such typical analysis, this book highlights the long overlooked critical affinities between liberal tradition and fascism. Far from being the antithesis of liberalism, fascism, both in its ideology and its practice, was substantially, if dialectically, indebted to liberalism, particularly to its economic variant. Fascism ought to be seen centrally as an effort to unknot the longue duree tangle of the liberal order, as it finally collided, head on, with mass democracy. This provocative thesis is sustained through innovative and incisive readings of seminal political thinkers, from Locke and Burke, to Proudhon, Bagehot, Sorel and Schmitt."--Jacket.
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Introduction : what do words matter? Preliminary reflections on fascism, socialism, liberalism and semantics -- The liberal split : divorcing the economic from the political -- Liberal economics, fascist politics : "a wonderful wedlock" -- Anti-liberal liberals I (Moeller van den Bruck, Proudhon, Carlyle) -- Anti-liberals II (Schmitt, Sorel) -- Liberalism and fascism between myths and reality I -- Liberalism and fascism between myths and reality II.

"20th-century European Fascism is conventionally described by both historians and political scientists as a fierce assault on liberal politics, culture and economics. Departing from such typical analysis, this book highlights the long overlooked critical affinities between liberal tradition and fascism. Far from being the antithesis of liberalism, fascism, both in its ideology and its practice, was substantially, if dialectically, indebted to liberalism, particularly to its economic variant. Fascism ought to be seen centrally as an effort to unknot the longue duree tangle of the liberal order, as it finally collided, head on, with mass democracy. This provocative thesis is sustained through innovative and incisive readings of seminal political thinkers, from Locke and Burke, to Proudhon, Bagehot, Sorel and Schmitt."--Jacket.

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