Fascism

Fascism : Theory and Practice

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In the 1930s fascist parties came to power across Europe. Millions were killed in the war and the Holocaust. Yet, sixty years on, fascism is on the rise once more in all major European states and far right parties are again winning converts.To explain this disturbing trend, Dave Renton surveys the history of modern fascism in Europe, from its pre-war origins up to the present day. Renton examines the Marxist response to fascism in the age of Hitler and Mussolini and the writings of political thinkers such as Trotsky and Gramsci, as well as more recent European theorists such as Miliband, Mason and Poulantzas. Renton argues that fascism should be understood not through the 'theory' of liberal fascism studies, but rather in terms of the brutal practice that fascism brought in its wake.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 160 pages
  • 129.54 x 208.28 x 15.24mm | 181.44g
  • PLUTO PRESS
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0745314708
  • 9780745314709

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'Excellent ... genuinely thought provoking and refreshing' -- Race and Classshow more

About David Renton

David Renton is a barrister at Garden Court chambers in London and appears regularly for claimants at Employment Tribunals. Before being called to the Bar, Renton was a lecturer, senior researcher, and visiting professor in the UK and South Africa. He writes on employment law for the Haldane Society of Socialist Lawyers and is the author of Fascism (Pluto, 1999).show more

Table of contents

Acknowledgements Abbreviations Introduction 1. Fascism Today 2. The Prison Of Ideas 3. Classical Fascism 4. An Alternative Method 5. Marxists Against Mussolini And Hitler 6. Thalheimer, Silone, Gramsci, Trotsky 7. Beyond 1933 8. Marxists and The Holocaust 9. Conclusion References Select Bibliography Indexshow more

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