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Fascist and liberal visions of war : Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and other modernists

Author: Azar Gat
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Showing how theories of mechanized war in the air and on land developed throughout the industrial world in the first decades of the 20th century, this text examines how the pioneers of these theories were associated with fascism.
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Genre/Form: History
Named Person: Basil Henry Liddell Hart, Sir; Basil Henry Liddell Hart, Sir; Basil Henry Liddell Hart; John F C Fuller; Giulio Douhet; Giulio Douhet; John F C Fuller; Basil Henry Liddell Hart
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Azar Gat
ISBN: 0198207158 9780198207153
OCLC Number: 40568080
Description: xi, 334 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Pt. I. Fascist Modernism and Visionaries of Machine Warfare. 1. Introduction: The 'Janus Face' of Fascism. 2. J.F.C. Fuller: Positivism, Evolution, Fascism, and Future Warfare. 3. Futurism, Proto-Fascist Italian Culture, and the Sources of Douhetism. 4. German Right-Wing Radicalism, Strategic Adventurism, and Mechanized Warfare. 5. Comparisons and Contrasts (I): American Populism, Progressivism, and Mid-West Technological Modernism. 6. Comparisons and Contrasts (II): Marxism, Modernism, and the Doctrine of 'Deep Battle'. 7. Conclusion --
Pt. II. Liddell Hart, Modern, and 'Post-Modern' Strategy. 1. Introduction. 2. Background: The First World War in Western Consciousness. 3. Theory: Limited War, Moderate Peace, and the Strategy of Indirect Approach. 4. Policy: Defence of the West (I): Containment in the 1930s. 5. Policy: Defence of the West (II): Hot War-Cold War. 6. Conclusion: 'The Western Way in Warfare', Past and Future.
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In this ground-breaking study, Professor Azar Gat reveals the fascist background behind the ideas of the leading theorists of mechanized war in the first decade of the twentieth century. He then  Read more...

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Azar Gat has certainly done much to rescue Liddell Hart from the clutches of his recent critics. His book, like its predecessors, is a formidable achievement./ Brian Holden Reid, TLS, 21/05/99. a Read more...

 
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