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Fascist and Liberal Visions of War: Fuller, Liddell Hart, Douhet, and Other Modernists

Azar Gat


In this study, the author examines how the theories of mechanized war developed throughout the industrial world in the first decades of the twentieth century. He explains why the most famous pioneers of these theories were associated with proto-fascism. He then re-evaluates B.H. Liddell Hart's contribution to strategic theory, overturning much of the criticism recently levelled against him. He argues that, in the wake of the trauma of the First World War, and in response to the Axis challenge, Liddell Hart developed the doctrine of containment and cold war long before the advent of nuclear wea ... More

Keywords: mechanized war, proto-fascism, B.H. Liddell Hart, First World War, Axis challenge, containment, cold war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207153
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207153.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Azar Gat, author
Tel-Aviv University