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Constructing the city of memories
Tony Kushner

, the Imperial Fascist League, formed in 1928 and notable for its pro-Nazism and virulent racist antisemitism. Within its publications, allegations of Jewish ritual murder, past and present, were made regularly. 126 Leese acknowledged that some charges may have been trumped up ‘where death may have been due to causes other than ritual murder and the Jews blamed for it; but the case of St Hugh, particularly, was juridically decided, and the Close and Patent Rolls of the Realm record definitely cases at London, Winchester and Oxford. There seems no reason to doubt that

in Anglo-Jewry since 1066
Ulrike Ehret

overture to an increasingly pro-fascist and the more moderate members of the League eventually left after Chesterton’s death in 1936.173 For the time being, fascist sympathies remained limited to an adulation of Mussolini as the one who had implemented Distributist ideals and revived Rome as the citadel of Christianity.174 The homegrown fascism of the British Union of Fascists (BUF) and the Imperial Fascist League was still viewed with caution. Distributists were impressed by the BUF’s activism and suggested that British fascists might come to see themselves as

in Church, nation and race