A Brief History of Fascist Lies by Federico Finchelstein, Read by Edoardo Ballerini
A Fascinating and Important Listen
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Host Jo Reed and AudioFile’s Michele Cobb discuss A Brief History of Fascist Lies, a lucid and accessible discussion of the connection between fascism and lying made by Argentine historian Federico Finchelstein. Edoardo Ballerini narrates with a clear and agile voice for a story that is international in scope. The audiobook examines the 20th century’s infamous fascist leaders and their followers, along with populist and fascist leaders of today. Ballerini demonstrates his ease with a broad range of languages to smoothly pronounce names and terms. His pacing, and the author’s writing, prevent any sense of drag, making this short audiobook rigorous enough to engage politically educated listeners as well as students eager to find expert guidance in developing historical understanding.
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