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Sebastian Năstuţă, Petre Andrei: Antifascismul ca valoare


Petre Andrei: antifascism as individual value

One of the most important Romanian sociologist and social thinker, Petre Andrei, wrote in 1927, an outstanding study about fascism. Few years before the expansion period of Fascism, Nazism or Legionarism, Petre Andrei understood the great negative impact that a doctrine like fascism can have on people’s belief if the social context (e.g. post-war crisis period) allows to a dictatorial regime to gain the political power. The great virtue of this study is the systematic approach of origins, developing factors and possible consequences of a social movement that became a party only because the context was favourable. Nationalism, mesianism, imperialism, clericalism, anti-democratic and anti-parliamentarist ideas were reason for Petre Andrei to infer that fascism, like any other dictatorship, will generate bad consequences for its partisans. The history proves he was right. This article tries to demonstrate that “Fascism”, beyond demonstrating that Professor Petre Andrei was a great intellectual and sociologist, proves he had a profound democratic and progressist mentality that made him to have an anti-totalitarist and antifascist attitude in his life and activity. That’s why we consider antifascism was for Petre Andrei an individual life value not just an intellectual position.

Keywords: antifascism, totalitarian political doctrines, interbelic sociologist, Petre Andrei.

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