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Johnathon Speed

Johnathon Speed is a second year PhD student interested in early 20th century German-Italian relations. In his MA thesis at New York University, The Deutsch Mussolini in Munich: Possibilities for the March on Rome’s influence on the Hitler Putsch,” he challenged the notion that Munich’s political right interpreted Fascism as an emulative model in launching the Beerhall Putsch, noting both the complexity of the rightist milieu and the degree to which Fascism remained a “Latin” political movement to observers. His current interests include the political life of Gabriele D’Annunzio, the political environment in Bavaria under Gustav Ritter von Kahr, and approaches to comparative fascism. He is studying with Professor Helmut Walser Smith.