American Historical Review

"Georgescu positions his research within broader historiographical fields of European eugenics and fascism. Following Roger Griffin, he treats fascism as a type of 'palingenetic ultra-nationalism' empowered by deep panic over perceived degeneration of the national community and an urgent need to save it by means of strict population policies and racial hygiene. Thus understood, fascism becomes largely coterminous with the eugenic movement, whose moment of greatest influence coincides with fascist rule. Georgescu sees his contribution to the historiography of Saxon fascism, most of it in German, in his rediscovering the longevity and centrality of eugenic discourse and practice in this phenomenon, as well as in demonstrating the independence of Saxon fascism from Hitler’s National Socialism."
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Author: 
Tudor Georgescu
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978-963-386-139-4
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