José Antonio Primo de Rivera

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José Antonio Primo de Rivera y Sáenz de Heredia, 3rd Marquis of Estella (April 24, 1903November 20, 1936) was a Spanish politician who was the founder of the Falangism political ideology, which is generally regarded as a form of Fascism.


  • Fascism was born to inspire a faith not of the Right (which at bottom aspires to conserve everything, even injustice) or of the Left (which at bottom aspires to destroy everything, even goodness), but a collective, integral, national faith.
    • Stanley G. Payne, Falange: A History of Spanish Fascism (1961), p. 31.
  • Life is not a firework to be let off at the end of a party.
    • Antony Beevor, The Battle for Spain: The Spanish Civil War 1936-1939 (2006), p. 111.

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