Discussion Questions Gentile Agee Vian .docx

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History
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HIST 142
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Saverio Giovacchini

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Discussion Questions March 5, 2013   Emilio Gentile, James Agee, and Boris Vian Emilio Gentile’s “Impending Modernity” 1). How would you define “fascism?”  If you can’t answer this question, use the “MODULES”  tab on Canvas to visit Encyclopaedia Britannica and look it up! 2). Page 8: Gentile is making a claim that other scholars have missed an important aspect of the  fascist understanding of America.  What have does he claim they have missed? 3). According to Gentile, many European fascists linking Americanism and modernity.  What  was the linkage/relationship of these terms in their thinking? 4). Gentile describes various patterns of thought or argument that fascist anti­Americans took  when describing their viewpoints about the United States.  What are the various lines of  argument that fascist anti­Americans adopted? 5).  According to Gentile, not all fascists were anti­American or anti­modern.  Describe the  viewpoints of the fascists who viewed America positively. 6). Is the American way of life and f
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