Talk:Benito Mussolini

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Can someone edit this ridiculous article?[edit]

There emerged a daughter?????????????????????? — Preceding unsigned comment added by 92.2.220.141 (talk) 21:57, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done

Plato[edit]

From the article: "The Republic differed from fascism in that it did not promote aggressive war but only defensive war."

Unfortunately, this is not true. One of the very premises of the republic is Glaucon's insistence on a luxurious state, which is achieved through robbery from neighbouring states. The above sentence should be deleted from the article. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 141.23.66.235 (talk) 19:07, 14 May 2014 (UTC)


Religion[edit]

He had was baptized into the Roman Catholic Church, and had his children baptized, what does that make him? On a side note, the Christian apologists trying to revise history and say he was atheist, how does it make the church look that he had to PRETEND to be Catholic to do what he did? He was obviously Catholic. The source that says he's an atheist simply says D.M. Smith, 1982. It doesn't even give the name of the book. Those should be removed. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 76.70.73.148 (talk) 00:28, 25 June 2014 (UTC)


Mussolini was effective LEADER of the PSI[edit]

I was slightly shocked to discover that Mussolini's Leadership of the PSI (1912-1914) is not included in this biography. He was not just a member of the PSI, he was the leading member of the Party Directorate after being elected at the Congress of Reggio Emilia in 1912.

"Mussolini's efforts, as Party Leader and editor of Avanti!, brought considerable success for Italian Socialism." page 136. Young Mussolini and the Intellectual Origins of Fascism By Anthony James Gregor, University of California Press, 1 Jan 1979

At the age of 29 Musssolini was an out and out Marxist and Revolutionary Socialist.

http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=DTZ_holEfS0C&pg=PA13&lpg=PA13&dq=Partito+Socialista+Italiano+mussolini&source=bl&ots=4szsG8H5gr&sig=di4NX8Ix6GiLlPdjWU0rRIs551w&hl=en&sa=X&ei=5RXlU9fyNonn8AWLmoK4DA&ved=0CFIQ6AEwCDgK#v=onepage&q=Partito%20Socialista%20Italiano%20mussolini&f=false

"In 1912, aged twenty-nine, and still young-looking, thin, stern, with large, dark, luminous eyes, he took over the Italian Socialist Party at the Congress of Reggio Emilia, by insisting that socialism must be Marxist, thoroughgoing, internationalist, uncompromising. Lenin, reporting the congress for Pravda (15 July 1912), rejoiced: 'The party of the Italian socialist proletariat has taken the right path.'" Paul Johnson. 1983. Modern Times. Harper Collins. p.57 http://archive.org/stream/ModernTimes_305/42024947-19032115-Johnson-Paul-Modern-Times-the-World-From-the-Twenties-to-the-Nineties-Revised-Edition-Harper-Collins-1991_djvu.txt


"On July 7, 1912, the Italian Socialist Party opened its thirteenth national congress in Reggio Emilia. Participating as an almost unknown delegate from the Forlì province, Mussolini emerged from the congress with a personal success and an appointment to the national leadership of the party."

Falasca-Zamponi, Simonetta. Fascist Spectacle: The Aesthetics of Power in Mussolini's Italy. Berkeley: University of California Press, c1997 1997. http://cdn.preterhuman.net/texts/religion.occult.new_age/occult.conspiracy.and.related/Falasca-Zamponi,%20Simonetta%20-%20Fascist%20Spectacle.pdf

How can you just say he was a mere member of the Italian Soialist Party? He was on the National Directorate and de facto leader!

You are right, in the next days I will fix it. Alex2006 (talk) 09:19, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

You might be interested that Mussolini set up the Lugano Conference in 1914 that led to the re-invigoration of the Socialist International http://books.google.co.uk/books?id=oUnkIgf2aH0C&pg=PA21&lpg=PA21&dq=lugano+conference+mussolini&source=bl&ots=R6spb5oKW3&sig=XB_Mks4uZAp_ae_NZUO865AtXtc&hl=en&sa=X&ei=0cMEVKHtNc-58gW88YHgBQ&ved=0CDkQ6AEwBA#v=onepage&q=lugano%20conference%20mussolini&f=false

Mussolini changed his view as Italy entered the war but the child of Lugano was the Zimmerwald Conference and the rise in popularity of Lenin. Mussolini was pivotal to both Internationalist and National Socialism. — Preceding unsigned comment added by 78.149.225.46 (talk) 19:20, 1 September 2014 (UTC)

Suggested text, replace:

Originally a member of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI), Mussolini was expelled from the PSI due to his opposition to the party's stance on neutrality in World War I.

with:

In 1912 Mussolini was the leading member of the National Directorate of the Italian Socialist Party (PSI)[1]. Prior to 1914 he was a keen supporter of the Socialist International, starting the series of meetings in Switzerland[2] that organised the communist revolutions and insurrections that swept through Europe from 1917. Mussolini was expelled from the PSI due to his opposition to the party's stance on neutrality in World War I.

Dead links in reference 16[edit]

The reference number 16 has dead links. The ".php" extension should be part of the 3 links and not in the text. Please correct. Pmau (talk) 08:36, 14 September 2014 (UTC)

  1. ^ Anthony James Gregor (1979). Young Mussolini and the Intellectual Origins of Fascism. University of California Press. ISBN 978-0520037991. 
  2. ^ Masao Nishikawa (2010). Socialists and International Actions for Peace 1914-1923. Frank & Timme GmbH. ISBN 978-3-86596-066-5.