Emilio Gentile Presents: "Civil Religion in America"

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Professor Emilio Gentile

Professor Emilio Gentile

An internationally recognized historian of fascism and totalitarianism and professor of contemporary history, University of Rome “La Sapienza”, Professor Gentile is the author of several books. His works  include Politics and Religion (Princeton University Press), The Sacralization of Politics (Harvard University Press), The Struggle for Modernity: Nationalism, Futurism, and Fascism (Praeger), and The Italian Road to Totalitarianism: The Party and the State in the Fascist Regime (forthcoming). In his lecture to the JCU community Professor Gentile argued that politics over the past two centuries has often taken on the features of religion.