This quarter we will be reading Robert Paxton's The Anatomy of Fascism. Paxton was a professor of history at Columbia University, a noted scholar of modern French history, and a leading authority on fascism in France. In this study Paxton uses the examples of France and Germany to examine fascism's roots, establishment, and subsequent development. A key theme of his study is how fascism has emerged from the wreckage of parliamentary systems that have failed to solve deep-seated problems in a nation's experience.
The book is available from Amazon in a number of formats.
January 23: Chapters 1 and 2
February 6: Chapters 3 and 4
February 27: Chapters 5 and 6
March 13: Chapters 7 and 8
Seminar Leader: Neil Heyman is Professor Emeritus of History at San Diego State University. He earned his BA summa cum laude at Yale and his doctorate at Stanford. He is a specialist in the twentieth-century history of Russia and Germany, World War I, and history through film. He is the author of five books along with numerous articles and reviews.
1/23/2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2/6/2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
2/27/2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
3/13/2023 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
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