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Fascism: Yesterday and Today


Monday, September 23, 2019
3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
Community Room

Join us for week three of a four-week series on Fascism: Yesterday and Today.

Mussolini, Hitler, Franco and Mosby may be names you recognize, but what is Fascism? Join us during this four-week series as we explore Fascist Italy, Nazi Germany, militarist Japan, Golden Dawn in Greece, to the spread of white supremacy. What does this all mean for the appeal of Fascism in the 21st century?

Week 3: Right Trumps Left

Today's discussion will focus on examples of how the Right overcomes the Left to insure the primacy of Fascism in Italy, Germany, Franco’s Spain, Militarist Japan and the United States. Such examples will be explored for a better understanding of how Fascism is used to blunt popular movements, such as that of workers.

About the Presenter

Mark Albertson is the historical research editor at Army Aviation magazine and is a long-time member of the United States Naval Institute. In addition, Mark teaches history at Norwalk Community College. His courses include: World War I and Iraq: Creation of Colonialism; A History, Vietnam; A History, World War I; The Turning Points of World War II; The Great Patriotic War: The Titanic Clash Between Nazi Germany and the Soviet Union; and American Empire: Grand Republic to Corporate State. In May 2005, Mark was presented with a General Assembly Citation by both houses of the state legislature in Hartford for his effort in commemorating the centennial of battleship Connecticut.

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