a seminal study (P. Lorenzini, CHOICE
[an] informative and well-researched book (David Gilmour, Times Literary Supplement
excellent, well-sourced and well-argued (Philip Morgan, English Historical Review
Paul Corner's [book is a] stimulating, powerfully argued and important new study of the relationship between the fascist party and popular opinion in inter-war Italy. (Christopher Duggan, Europen History Quarterly
About the Author
Educated at the universities of Cambridge and Oxford, Paul Corner has taught in Borneo, England, and Italy. He was research fellow at St. Antony's College, Oxford, then Director of the Centre for the Advanced Study of Italian Society at the University of Reading, and - since 1987 - has been Professor of European History at the University of Siena in Italy where he is also Director of the Centre for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes. Author of many publications relating to Italian Fascism and to totalitarianism in general, he has lectured widely on the subject in both Europe and America.