All notes have been provided by the series editor, Richard Golsan,
unless otherwise specified.
The term negationist is borrowed from the French word négationnisme, denial of the Holocaust. Trans.
The Passing of an Illusion. Trans. Deborah Furet (Chicago:
U of Chicago P, 1999). English titles will be used in the text
where available; however, this title will appear in French since
page references cited are to the French edition. Trans.
1. On Nolte's Interpretation of Fascism
This text by François Furet is excerpted from his last
book, Le Passé d'une illusion: Essai sur l'idée communiste au
XX siècle (Paris: Laffont and Calmann-Lévy, 1995), pp. 194–96. Ed., French ed.
Mussolini, of course, began his political career as a socialist
and was editor for many years of the party newspaper Avanti! before elaborating the fascist doctrine and becoming
the movement's leader in the aftermath of World War I. For
a detailed account of Mussolini's political evolution see Dennis
Mack Smith, Mussolini: A Biography (New York: Vintage Books,
Questia, a part of Gale, Cengage Learning. www.questia.com
Book title: Fascism and Communism.
Contributors: François Furet - Author, Ernst Nolte - Author, Katherine Golsan - Translator.
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press.
Place of publication: Lincoln, NE.
Publication year: 2001.
Page number: 93.
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