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The Apprentice’s Sorcerer

The Apprentice’s Sorcerer

Liberal Tradition and Fascism
March 2012
Trade Paperback · 374 Pages
$28.00 U.S. · $30.99 CAN
ISBN 9781608462025
Studies in Critical Social Science


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20th-century European Fascism is conventionally described as a fierce assault on liberal politics, culture and economics. Departing from this analysis, Landa highlights the long overlooked critical affinities between the 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

About the Author

Ishay Landa, Ph.D. (2004) in History, Ben-Gurion University, Israel, is Visiting Senior Lecturer of History at the Israeli Open University. He has published on Nietzscheanism, Marxism, political theory and popular culture, including The Overman in the Marketplace (Lexington, 2007).