Fascism is not a lost cause. Memory and Repression in the Defeated of Italian Social Republic
The essay deals the ways in which the «defeated» of the Social Republic have been told in the decades following their defeat. In particular, it analyzes the narrative strategies and the readings of the past through which the heirs of Republican fascism have tried to rebuild their historical legitimacy into a political system that had accepted their presence, but had assigned them – in the name of Anti-Fascism – a completely marginal place.
Keywords: Fascism; Civil War; Italian Social republic; Italian Historiography.