When Benito Mussolini introduced his National Fascist Party, it set about historical events that would lead t only to his fall, but the corruption of a word or a concept that once stood for ble human ideal. Who among politicians today would be brave to attach the word fascist to his party? Yet fascism is t the monster word that most have made it to be. In The Oblique Nonsense of It All: A Probing Look at the Literal Meaning of Fascism, George Curletto makes a passionate call to reexamine the nature and the roots of this much-maligned word. What he presents in an exceedingly volumius work would surprise perhaps even the most diehard opponents of this idea. About the Author A native of Geva, Italy, George Curletto moved to the United States in 1963, where he continues his career in music. Aside from being a professional musician and composer, he is also an inventor. During his free time, he enjoys painting, reading, and writing poetry.