Letters and Politics

Fascism and the Catholic Church: Mussolini’s Rise to Power

In this episode, host Mitch Jeserich speaks with historian David Kertzer, a prominent intellectual voice on the political, demographic, and religious history of Italy. He is Paul Dupee, Jr. University Professor of Social Science, Professor of Anthropology, and Professor of Italian Studies at Brown University. His latest book is, The Pope and Mussolini: The Secret History of Pius XI and the Rise of Fascism in Europe.

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