State of the Fascist State

In Leeds’sĀ The Fascist State, the public acts and social requirements of Italian Fascism are explored in minor detail. Within the text we seeĀ various accounts of the principles held dear to the fascist government and the policies Mussolini implemented (often in bizarre and ludicrous ways) in the attempt to realize those principles.

Perhaps the most intriguing segment of the chapter is the bit about the “battle of natality”; that is, Mussolini’s attempts at increasing the population of Italy by providing incentives for his people to procreate.… Read the rest here