Fascism is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism, but that’s a definition that just scratches the surface. Professor Prud’homme will dig deeper into fascism’s complexities and seek to explain why it took root in parts of Europe after WWI but not in others. He’ll also take a look at flirtations with fascism in the United States in the same period and then explore the temptations of fascism in a number of countries today. The rise of fascism in Italy in the 1920s, and of the German variation a decade or so later led the world to disaster. Will the seductions of this perverted form of nationalism prevail again? Let’s hope not. Perhaps, for a change, we can actually learn from the past.
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Larry Prud’homme
Cal State East Bay, Concord Campus
4700 Ygnacio Valley Road, Concord
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Mondays, June 5, 12, 19 & 26, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
$48 for OLLI members
$66 for non-members
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