Both are timely. In 2007, French fascist Le Pen won almost four million votes. In 2009 the British National Party won almost a million votes while Germany’s fascist NPD won over 750,000. In 2010, fascist-led organisations like the Engish Defence League and Italy’s Future and Freedom party emerged. To help activists understand this twenty-first century wave of fascism, this book gathers together the most important analyses from the 20th century. Based on a successful first printing by Socialist Resistance, this expanded second printing includes an introduction by IIRE co-director Marijke Colle.
In “Building unity against fascism” you can read:
- German socialist Clara Zetkin, Bolshevik leader Karl Radek and Italian communist Antonio Gramsci on the birth on fascism in the early 1920s
- Leon Trotsky’s article, including “Fascism: What It Is and How To Fight It”, explaining why neither capitalist nor Stalinist parties were able to stop fascism in Italy, Germany and Spain in the 1930s.
- Maurice Spector’s detailed analysis of German fascism in power
- Daniel Guérin’s 1939 “Fascism and Big Business” and his 1945 preface to its French edition
- Ted Grant’s booklet, “The Menace of Fascism”, which discussed British fascism, the second World War and the Jewish community in Britain
- Analysis by Felix Morrow, James P Cannon and Farrell Dobbs of the rise and fall of fascist organisations in the USA in the 20th century.
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