By Simonetta Falasca-Zamponi
Falasca-Zamponi argues that an aesthetically based inspiration of politics guided fascist power's old unfolding and decided the fascist regime's violent figuring out of social family members, its desensitized and dehumanized claims to production, its privileging of shape over moral norms, and finally its actually totalitarian nature.
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