A forest that is also a disturbing memorial to Mussolini recently burned down.
Artists, free speech advocates and gay rights activists in Brazil are dismayed after an LGBTQ-centric exhibit was closed because the subject matter offended evangelical Christians.
It's not just the US which is seeing a rise in support for neo-Nazi organisations and right-wing politics. In Scandinavia it's infiltrating the mainstream.
The anti-fascist movement, or 'antifa', has undergone more of an evolution of progressive militancy than a birth.
We have an ethical obligation to stand against fascists and racists in a way that doesn't help them.
Politicians hope that a "museum of fascism" in Benito Mussolini's hometown can help the country face its demons. Historians aren't so sure.
What sort of beliefs made a mass movement succeed?
The 1920s and early ‘30's looked like the beginning of the end for centuries of gay intolerance. Then came fascism and the Nazis.
Both attack the status-quo, but for entirely different reasons.
Donald Trump embodies the corrosive culture of narcissism at its worst. It's a trap.
All over the world, people are trying to boil down their experiences of 2016 into a single word. The results speak for themselves.
Two Italian scholars who fled fascism in the 1920s urgently warned that American democracy was vulnerable to the same gradual erosion as in Italy. Their message still rings true today.
Hateful movements were able to grow in the early 20th century because the centre right let it happen.
If our politicians are really concerned about the future, they've got a funny way of talking about it.
Donald Trump has been accused of using a 'fascist' Puccini aria at rallies. But labelling this music as fascist is deeply problematic.
Comparisons of foreign volunteers in Syria to the International Brigades of Spain are apt, but not for the reasons you think.
Previous efforts to cement national cohesion offer a model but also, says a historian, a warning.
Sinclair Lewis' 1935 novel 'It Can't Happen Here,' which described the rise of an American dictator, was turned into a play seen by over 500,000 people.
Printers have been overwhelmed with orders for the first edition of the text to be published in Germany since 1945.
The Slovenian band Laibach are best known for their use of fascist iconography – but they're far more subversive than this might indicate.