"Fascist Mussolini once described fascism as simply Big Government & Big Business working hand in hand."
OH DEAR, could you please give us the source for this supposed statement because it goes completely against the known comments of Mussolini. In fascist theory (as in Communism) the State owns all; in practice, fascists are willing to co-opt and use big capitalists rather than immediately killing them. It is the antithesis of working together hand in hand, since it does away with private ownership.
Mussolini was a socialist and paid tribute to Marx and his ideology, neither would or did work hand in hand with business.
"Mussolini likes to affirm that Marx is his spiritual father." Mussolini y el Fascismo," in Que sais je. (in Spanish), page 31.
The last point is that there appears to be no understanding of what Fascist corporatism is. In Fascist Italy corporatism was an attempt to create a modern version of feudalism where the omnipotent lord was the fascist totalitarian state itself and the vassals were the corporatives (in this case they would be steel, agrarian, etc.) who could in turn hand out fiefs in their areas of control. The fief would be the ability to operate a business but remember the corporative could revoke that right at any time, you were in effect a salve to them and they were the slave to the state. This is NOT modern business corporations involved with government, the fascist government still owned everything but was allowing you the privilage of operating something under their rules.
I hope that it is only the reveiwer that is confused and not the author of this book, he has a considerable following and to put forward such prattle would be a dissapointment.