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Course of Our Times, The; Mussolini's Italy

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Course of Our Times, The
Mussolini's Italy
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Historical survey hosted by Abram Sachar, Brandeis University. Series release date: 1973

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“The poverty of the country, the disillusionment of returning war veterans, a craven national government, and the threat of the industrial-military-clerical status quo, created a climate in postwar Italy for the rise of the Fascists and the emergence of their leader, Mussolini. A poseur on a grand scale, this ‘sawdust Caesar’ destroyed painfully built democratic institutions, created a police state, and ultimately, in alliance with Germany, threatened the whole of the civilized world. Retribution caught up with him and his own people hanged him like a herring in the public square of Milan and dissolved the Fascist state.”



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Chicago: “Course of Our Times, The; Mussolini's Italy,” WGBH Media Library & Archives, accessed October 27, 2016, http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D6088E250D534EA99ADFCAB2A91BFCE7.
MLA: “Course of Our Times, The; Mussolini's Italy.” WGBH Media Library & Archives. Web. October 27, 2016. <http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D6088E250D534EA99ADFCAB2A91BFCE7>.
APA: Course of Our Times, The; Mussolini's Italy. Boston, MA: WGBH Media Library & Archives. Retrieved from http://openvault.wgbh.org/catalog/V_D6088E250D534EA99ADFCAB2A91BFCE7
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