Facing the controversial memory of the Risorgimento, Fascism was compelled to measure itself against Garibaldi, the nation's most celebrated and popular hero. The result was an exaltation of the alleged continuity between Redshirts and Blackshirts, marked by an emphasis on patriotic voluntarism that removed Garibaldi's adherence to the principles of liberty and democracy from his legacy. The article shows that the eclectic nature of Fascist culture left room for more radical interpretations that didn't fit the image of Garibaldi as a "disciplined revolutionary".

Baioni, M. (2010). Interpretations of Garibaldi in Fascist culture: a contested legacy. MODERN ITALY, 15(4), 451-465 [10.1080/13532944.2010.506295].

Interpretations of Garibaldi in Fascist culture: a contested legacy

BAIONI, MASSIMO
2010

Abstract

Facing the controversial memory of the Risorgimento, Fascism was compelled to measure itself against Garibaldi, the nation's most celebrated and popular hero. The result was an exaltation of the alleged continuity between Redshirts and Blackshirts, marked by an emphasis on patriotic voluntarism that removed Garibaldi's adherence to the principles of liberty and democracy from his legacy. The article shows that the eclectic nature of Fascist culture left room for more radical interpretations that didn't fit the image of Garibaldi as a "disciplined revolutionary".
Baioni, M. (2010). Interpretations of Garibaldi in Fascist culture: a contested legacy. MODERN ITALY, 15(4), 451-465 [10.1080/13532944.2010.506295].
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