Napoleon Series Archive 2015

Re: Did Waterloo need to be fought?

>As we have seen, far from defending the Jews and liberating the colonized, as Roberts implies, the legacy of Bonapartism would have a hand in the growth of anti-Semitic reaction, and its development in the birth of fascism. In the works of Zeev Sternhell, August Thalheimer, and Nicos Poulantzas, we can find a substantial weight of information revealing the inner-workings of proto-fascism within Napoleon’s indisputably Caesarist regime and its progeny. While Napoleon compared his own rise to that of Julius Caesar (“When I placed myself at the head of affairs, France was in the same state as Rome when it declared that a dictator was necessary to save the republic”), others have compared it to Mussolini, a man whose imperial ambitions were always on display, and who also compared his rise to that of Julius Caesar. <

Can anyone place that Napoleon quote?

Susan

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