Military History Circle - Fascism: War Politic or the Politics of War

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In this talk, A R Pickthall discusses the origins of fascism and its attitudes towards warfare, and asks whether the study of fascist ideology is relevant today.


Fascism is perhaps the world’s only true war politic. As a political movement and an ideology it was born out of war, revolved around war and ended in the disaster of World War Two. In this talk A R Pickthall discusses the origins of fascism and its attitudes towards warfare, as well as asking whether the study of fascist ideology is relevant today in relation to Islamic-extremism and 21st Century military theory.

A R Pickthall graduated in 2006 with a degree (Hons) in Politics from Goldsmiths College, University of London. During the course of his study he specialized in international relations, the nation-state at war and Italian Fascism. His dissertation was an in-depth study of the origins of Fascism and its ideology. He currently intends to join the Household Cavalry in 2008.



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