Mussolini as Revealed in His Political Speeches (November 1914 - August 1923)

Benito MUSSOLINI (1883 - 1945), translated by Bernardo QUARANTA DI SAN SEVERINO (1870 - 1934)

Benito Mussolini was an Italian journalist and politician, the leader of the National Fascist Party. He grew up as a violent bully, and the characteristics developed in childhood aided his upward career and later rule in Italy. He was also an excellent orator, and this was one of the qualities that helped him rise to power.

This project contains over 60 of his earlier speeches, covering the years 1914-1923: from soon after his expulsion from the Socialist Party for supporting WWI, to his becoming Prime Minister yet still submitting outwardly to democratic rule. (He seized power, threw off the democratic yoke, and became dictator in 1925-1927.) - Summary by TriciaG

Genre(s): Literary Collections, Political Science

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Introduction. A Note on Italian Fascismo. Manifesto Availle
00:27:52
Play 01 Part I: Mussolini the ''Socialist''. 25th November 1914 Craig Campbell
00:09:27
Play 02 Part II: Mussolini the ''Man of the War''. 13th December 1914 ''For the Liberty of Humanity and the Future of Italy'' Craig Campbell
00:22:15
Play 03 25th January 1915 ''Either War or the End of Italy's Name as a Great Power'' schrm
00:17:25
Play 04 1st December 1917 ''To the Complete Vanquishing of the Huns'' Adam Bielka
00:08:48
Play 05 24th February 1918 ''No Turning Back!'' Adam Bielka
00:20:38
Play 06 24th May 1918 ''The Fatal Victory'' Adam Bielka
00:24:59
Play 07 8th April 1918 ''In Honour of the American People'' Adam Bielka
00:04:58
Play 08 20th October 1918 ''The League of Nations'' Adam Bielka
00:10:34
Play 09 11th November 1918 ''In Celebration of Victory'' Adam Bielka
00:06:27
Play 10 Part III: Mussolini the ''Fascista Friend of the People'' 20th March 1919 ''Workmen's Rights After the War'' Phantom647
00:07:30
Play 11 5th February 1920 ''Sacrifice, Work, and Production'' Matt Stevens
00:07:57
Play 12 24th May 1920 ''We Are Not Against Labour, but Against the Socialist Party, in as far as it Remains Anti-Italian'' Paul Fleischman
00:08:29
Play 13 4th April 1921 ''Fascismo's Interests for the Working Classes'' KevinS
00:09:36
Play 14 6th December 1922 ''My Father Was a Blacksmith, and I Have Worked with Him; He Bent Iron, but I have the Harder Task of Bending Souls'' Matt Stevens
00:06:22
Play 15 6th January 1923 ''Labour to Take the First Place in New Italy'' KevinS
00:04:06
Play 16 Part IV: Mussolini the ''Fascista'' 23rd March 1919 - The Three Declarations at the First Fascista Meeting Paul Fleischman
00:11:44
Play 17 22nd July 1919 Outline of the Aims and Programme of Fascismo Matt Stevens
00:21:14
Play 18 9th October 1919 Fascismo and the Rights of Victory Devlinianism
00:11:13
Play 19 20th September 1920 ''The Tasks of Fascismo'' Bloater51
00:28:54
Play 20 6th February 1921 ''Fascismo and the Problems of Foreign Policy'' Bloater51
00:27:52
Play 21 3rd April 1921 ''How Fascismo was Created'' Bloater51
00:19:21
Play 22 20th September 1922 The Italy We Want Within, and Her Foreign Relations Bloater51
00:28:24
Play 23 25th September 1922 ''The Piave and Vittorio Veneto Mark the Beginning of New Italy'' KevinS
00:05:42
Play 24 6th October 1922 ''The Fascista Dawning of New Italy'' Matt Stevens
00:19:43
Play 25 26th October 1922 ''The Moment Has Arrived When the Arrow Must Leave the Bow or the Cord Will Break'' Matt Stevens
00:18:42
Play 26 Part V: Mussolini the ''Fascista Member of Parliament'' 21st June 1921 Fascismo and the New Provinces Matt Stevens
00:10:07
Play 27 21st June 1921 The Question of Montenegro's Independence KevinS
00:06:04
Play 28 21st June 1921 D'Annunzio and Fiume KevinS
00:02:43
Play 29 21st June 1921 Italy, Sionism, and the English Mandate in Palestine KevinS
00:04:22
Play 30 21st June 1921 The Attitude of Fascismo towards Communism and Socialism KevinS
00:08:32
Play 31 21st June 1921 The Attitude of Fascismo towards the Popular Party. The Vatican and Social Democracy KevinS
00:05:48
Play 32 Part VI: Mussolini the ''Fascista Prime Minister'' 16th November 1922 A New Cromwell in the Parliament Paul Fleischman
00:06:56
Play 33 16th November 1922 The Foreign Policy of the Fascista Government Matt Stevens
00:09:40
Play 34 16th November 1922 The Policy of Fascismo for Italy: Economy, Work and Discipline schrm
00:08:44
Play 35 27th November 1922 ''Conscientious General Diagnosis of the Conditions of the Country and Its Foreign Policy'' Matt Stevens
00:15:57
Play 36 12th December 1922 ''I Remain the Head of Fascismo, Although the Head of the Italian Government'' KevinS
00:02:29
Play 37 2nd January 1923 ''Our Task in History is to make a United State of the Italian Nation'' KevinS
00:04:33
Play 38 15th January 1923 The Advance in the Ruhr District Matt Stevens
00:07:41
Play 39 19th January 1923 The Government of Speed KevinS
00:02:36
Play 40 23rd January 1923 The March of Events on the Ruhr. The Position of Italy Matt Stevens
00:08:17
Play 41 1st February 1923 The Ruhr, the Conference of Lausanne, and the Port of Memel schrm
00:05:50
Play 42 6th February 1923 Ratification of the Washington Treaty of Naval Disarmament KevinS
00:02:40
Play 43 6th February 1923 Message from the Hon. Mussolini to the Italians in America upon the Occasion of the Signing of the Convention for the Laying of Cables between Italy and the American Continent KevinS
00:02:45
Play 44 8th February 1923 For the Carrying Out of the Treaty of Rapallo schrm
00:09:03
Play 45 10th February 1923 The Agreements of Santa Margherita. Italy and Yugoslavia Matt Stevens
00:13:53
Play 46 16th February 1923 Questions of Foreign Policy before the Senate. The Ruhr; Fiume; Zara and Dalmatia Matt Stevens
00:12:31
Play 47 2nd March 1923 Review of European Politics in their Relation with Italy Matt Stevens
00:13:40
Play 48 6th March 1923 Italo-Yugoslav Conference for the Commercial Treaty Adam Bielka
00:02:00
Play 49 7th March 1923 ''History Tells Us that Strict Finance has brought Nations to Security'' Adam Bielka
00:04:37
Play 50 18th March 1923 ''It Is Not the Economic System of Europe Alone that We Have to Restore to Its Full Efficiency'' Adam Bielka
00:05:35
Play 51 29th March 1923 ''Only Those Who Profited by the War Grumbled and Still Grumble, Cursed and Still Curse at the War'' KevinS
00:02:10
Play 52 30th March 1923 ''Patriotism Is Not Formed by Mere Words'' KevinS
00:02:31
Play 53 7th April 1923 Questions of Foreign Policy before the Cabinet Matt Stevens
00:10:50
Play 54 2nd June 1923 ''Mine Is Not a Government which Deceives the People'' schrm
00:04:42
Play 55 2nd June 1923 ''In Time Past as in Time Present, Woman Had Always a Preponderant Influence in Shaping the Destinies of Humanity'' Michele Fry
00:07:42
Play 56 3rd June 1923 ''So long as these students and these universities exist, the Nation cannot Perish and become a Slave, because Universities smash Fetters without allowing the Forging of New Ones'' schrm
00:09:15
Play 57 8th June 1923 Italy's Foreign Policy regarding German Reparations, Hungary, Bulgaria, Austria, Yugoslavia, Turkey, Russia, Poland and other Countries KevinS
00:26:02
Play 58 8th June 1923 ''The Internal Policy'' Shreya Sethi
00:34:04
Play 59 10th June 1923 ''As Sardinia has been Great in War, so likewise will she be Great in Peace'' ToddHW
00:05:25
Play 60 12th June 1923 ''Men Pass Away, Maybe Governments too, but Italy Lives and Will Never Die'' ToddHW
00:05:04
Play 61 13th June 1923 ''Fascismo will bring a Complete Regeneration to Your Land'' ToddHW
00:02:49
Play 62 19th June 1923 ''As we have Regained the Mastery of the Air, we do not want the Sea to Imprison Us'' ToddHW
00:04:51
Play 63 19th June 1923 ''I Promise You--and God is my Witness--that I shall continue now and always to be a humble servant of our adored Italy'' ToddHW
00:02:41
Play 64 25th June 1923 ''The Victory of the Piave was the Deciding Factor of the War'' ToddHW
00:08:42
Play 65 28th June 1923 The Relations between Italy and the United States ToddHW
00:16:36
Play 66 2nd July 1923 ''The Greatness of the Country will be Achieved by the New Generations'' KevinS
00:03:43
Play 67 3rd July 1923 The Situation on the Ruhr and Other Questions of Foreign Policy KevinS
00:04:19
Play 68 16th July 1923 The Electoral Reform Bill KevinS
00:33:01
Play 69 29th August 1923 The Massacre of the Italian Delegation for the Delimitation of the Greco-Albanian Frontier KevinS
00:03:55