This Month’s Magazine

In the October issue:

Mussolini and the Invention of Fascism, the Cuban Missile Crisis, the ‘Great Alpaca Heist’, the Dissolution of the Monasteries, Filthy Food, The Satanic Verses, London’s Water, Iraqi Independence, Child Kings, Laughter.

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October 2022


A Century of Fascism

Fascism would plague the 20th century, but when Benito Mussolini seized power in October 1922 few could agree on exactly what it was.