I typically see statements like this,
Mussolini succeeded in giving Italy direction and dignity, but he accomplished this through suppression of civil rights and individual liberties. He was, indeed, the quintessential fascist.
And again Mussolini and the End of Liberal Democracy,
The Fascist state “has curtailed useless or harmful liberties while preserving those which are essential,” Mussolini declared. “In such matters, the individual cannot be the judge, but the State only.”
What was the notion of individual rights in fascist Italy? What rights were deemed essential? What rights did people lose under Italian fascism, and what rights were maintained?