Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 7b: Dictators' Downfall

Winter 2007

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 7b

Dictators’ Downfall

David Hulme

Hitler and Mussolini exuded messianic pretensions even before they came to power, and later willingly accepted the divinity their adoring publics granted them.

Book Review: At Home with Il Duce

November 8, 2006

At Home With Il Duce

Gina Stepp

On the heels of R.J.B. Bosworth’s latest volume on Benito Mussolini, Il Duce’s youngest son Romano offers new, albeit revisionist insights into his father’s life.

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 7a: Hearts of Darkness

Fall 2006

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 7a

Hearts of Darkness

David Hulme

The magnitude of evil perpetrated by Adolf Hitler and Benito Mussolini and their brutal totalitarian regimes proved them utterly false messiahs.

The World of Il Duce

Fall 2006

The World of Il Duce

David Hulme

Vision reviews two books by R.J.B. Bosworth on Benito Mussolini and life in Italy under his dictatorship.  

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 6: “I Am Called to Change the World”

Summer 2006

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 6

“I Am Called to Change the World”

David Hulme

Described as the “restorer of religion, savior of the Church, anointed sovereign, living saint,” Napoleon was perhaps one of the most arrogant false messiahs.

Napoleon's Imperial Chatechism

Summer 2006

Napoleon’s Imperial Catechism

Napoleon’s Imperial Catechism was issued by Napoleon in 1806; this translation is from Napoleon Bonaparte by J.M. Thompson.

Letters from the Past

February 24, 2006

Letters From the Past

Peter Nathan

The entire matrix of ancient near eastern archaeology is undergoing some exciting times and ancient writings will be at the forefront of the next wave of historical revelations in the region. 

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