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PostRemembering Historian Anthony J Gregor (Eugenio Battaglia, Italy, 09/08/19 7:56 am)
A few days ago, August 30th, historian Anthony James Gregor died at the age of 90. His birth name was Anthony Gimigliano. I wonder if any WAISer knew him.
He was a great scholar of Fascism. See The Ideology of Fascism: the Rationale of Totalitarianism (1969) and many other books.
Gregor correctly recognized that Fascist ideology was due to a revision of Marxism, nationalism, revolutionary sindicalism (unionism?), and social thinking of the best minds of the time, from Vilfredo Pareto to Georges Sorel, etc. I would include also Giuseppe Mazzini.
For sure, Gregor was the greatest foreign scholar on Fascism, but unfortunately in Italy ---lay, democratic and antifascist--he did not have the deserved success. On the occasion of the centenary (1983) of the birth of Benito Mussolini, he came to Italy for a conference, in which he shined with his speech "Mussolini and History."
It is an honor to such a great scholar that a foreigner understood much more than the many Italian so-called intellectuals blinded by their stupid hatred and their thirst for favors by the still dominant Marxist culture.
JE comments: I would wager that WAISer Roy Domenico knew Gregor. I consulted our archives, and the only mention of Gregor is from Alain de Benoist, 2011: