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Title The apprentice's sorcerer : liberal tradition and fascism / by Ishay Landa.
Imprint Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010.


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Description 1 online resource (ix, 368 pages)
Series Studies in critical social sciences, 1573-4234 ; v. 18
Studies in critical social sciences ; v. 18.
Bibliog. Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Subject Liberalism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Fascism -- Europe -- History -- 20th century.
Geschichte 1900-2000
Genre History.
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.
Summary "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.
Other Title Print version: Landa, Ishay, 1969- Apprentice's sorcerer. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2010 9789004179516