History Happy Hour Episode 129: Mussolini and Fascism
Guests: John Foot
Sunday, January 22, 2023
This Week on History Happy Hour: In the dark days after WWI, a new movement swept over Italy. Fascism promised to build a 'New Roman Empire' and make Italy great again. Soon came violence, black shirts, and Benito Mussolini.
Chris and Rick welcome John Foot, author of Blood and Power: The Rise and Fall of Italian Fascism, the disturbing story of Italian fascism from 1915 to 1945 – and the ways in which it still reverberates to this day.
Sunday at 4PM ET on History Happy Hour, where history is always on tap.