History

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.

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 4: Aspects of Empire: Roman, Holy and German

Winter 2006

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 4

Aspects of Empire: Roman, Holy and German

David Hulme

A look at Otto the Great and his role in a reemerging Roman empire, this time in Germany.

Final Solutions, Part 2

Winter 2006

Final Solutions, Part 2

David Hulme

Vision Publisher David Hulme, together with three historians and a filmmaker, continue their roundtable talk on Hitler, the Holocaust and human nature. 

Final Solutions, Part 1

Fall 2005

Final Solutions, Part 1

David Hulme

Vision publisher David Hulme talks with three historians and a filmmaker about the Holocaust. How could it have occurred, and could it ever happen again?

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 3: The Fall and Rise of the Roman Empire

Fall 2005

Messiahs! Rulers and the Role of Religion, Part 3

The Fall and Rise of the Roman Empire

David Hulme

The idea that a political regime can confer divinity has remarkable longevity, particularly among historical dictators.

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