I w as born in In that same year, I had my cultural and mystical awakenings. During my second year of college, I had my first existential crisis and a paranormal event changed my studies from science to business. I s till held my energy dreams, however, and ineight years after that first paranormal event, I had a second one that suddenly caused me to move up the coast from Los Angeles to Seattle, where I landed in the middle of what is arguably the greatest attempt yet made to bring alternative energy to the American marketplace.
The political crisis of the postwar years provided an opportunity for militant, patriotic movements, including those of ex-servicemen and former assault troops, students, ex-syndicalists, and former pro-war agitators.
A restless child, Mussolini was disobedient, unruly, and aggressive. He was a bully at school and moody at home. Because the teachers at the village school could not control him, he was sent to board with the strict Salesian order at Faenza, where he proved himself more troublesome than ever, stabbing a fellow pupil with a penknife and attacking one of the Salesians who had attempted to beat him.
He was also intelligent, and he passed his final examinations without difficulty. He obtained a teaching diploma and for a time worked as a schoolmaster but soon realized that he was totally unsuited for such work. At the age of 19, a short, pale young man with a powerful jaw and enormous, dark, piercing eyes, he left Italy for Switzerland with a nickel medallion of Karl Marx in his otherwise empty pockets.
For the next few months, according to his own account, he lived from day to day, jumping from job to job. At the same time, however, he was gaining a reputation as a young man of strange magnetism and remarkable rhetorical talents.
He read widely and voraciously, if not deeply, plunging into the philosophers and theorists Immanuel KantBenedict de SpinozaPeter KropotkinFriedrich NietzscheG. HegelKarl Kautskyand Georges Sorelpicking out what appealed to him and discarding the rest, forming no coherent political philosophy of his own yet impressing his companions as a potential revolutionary of uncommon personality and striking presence.
While earning a reputation as a political journalist and public speaker, he produced propaganda for a trade unionproposing a strike and advocating violence as a means of enforcing demands. Repeatedly, he called for a day of vengeance. More than once he was arrested and imprisoned.
When he returned to Italy ineven the Roman newspapers had started to mention his name. For some time after his return little was heard of him.
So successful was this paper that in he was appointed editor of the official Socialist newspaper, Avanti! Soon, however, he changed his mind about intervention. He resigned from Avanti!
Mussolini went to fight in the war. Rise to power Wounded while serving with the bersaglieri a corps of sharpshootershe returned home a convinced antisocialist and a man with a sense of destiny.
Three months later, in a widely reported speech in Bologna, he hinted that he himself might prove to be such a man. The following year the nucleus of a party prepared to support his ambitious idea was formed in Milan. In an office in Piazza San Sepolcro, about assorted republicans, anarchists, syndicalists, discontented socialists, restless revolutionaries, and discharged soldiers met to discuss the establishment of a new force in Italian politics.
So fascism was created and its symbol devised. At rallies—surrounded by supporters wearing black shirts —Mussolini caught the imagination of the crowds. His physique was impressive, and his style of oratory, staccato and repetitive, was superb.
His attitudes were highly theatrical, his opinions were contradictory, his facts were often wrong, and his attacks were frequently malicious and misdirected; but his words were so dramatic, his metaphors so apt and striking, his vigorous, repetitive gestures so extraordinarily effective, that he rarely failed to impose his mood.
Fascist squads, militias inspired by Mussolini but often created by local leaders, swept through the countryside of the Po Valley and the Puglian plains, rounded up Socialists, burned down union and party offices, and terrorized the local population.
Hundreds of radicals were humiliated, beaten, or killed. In latethe Blackshirt squads, often with the direct help of landowners, began to attack local government institutions and prevent left-wing administrations from taking power.
Mussolini encouraged the squads—although he soon tried to control them—and organized similar raids in and around Milan. By latethe Fascists controlled large parts of Italy, and the left, in part because of its failures during the postwar years, had all but collapsed.
The government, dominated by middle-class Liberals, did little to combat this lawlessness, both through weak political will and a desire to see the mainly working-class left defeated.Children's Literature, Children's Books, Pre K books, Young adult fiction, Children's fiction, Children's non-fiction, Kids books, Reading for kids, Children's Librarians, Books for teachers, Books for girls, Books for boys, Books for reading disabled, Reading disability, Early Childhood Education, STEM, hi-lo books, Readers Advisory, .
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