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How to stop fascism : history, ideology, resistance / Paul Mason.



Mansfield, Main Library - Adult Nonfiction

320.533 MASON

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Mason, Paul, 1960-
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London, Uk : Allen Lane, 2021.
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xxi, 297 pages ; 22 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
The far right is on the rise across the world. From Modi's India to Bolsonaro's Brazil and Erdogan's Turkey, fascism is not a horror that we have left in the past; it is a recurring nightmare that is happening again - and we need to find a better way to fight it. In The Truth Is Not Enough, Paul Mason offers a radical, hopeful blueprint for resisting and defeating the new far right. The book is both a chilling portrait of contemporary fascism, and a compelling history of the fascist phenomenon: its psychological roots, political theories and genocidal logic. Fascism, Mason powerfully argues, is a symptom of capitalist failure, and it has haunted us throughout the twentieth century. History shows us the conditions that breed fascism, and how it can be successfully overcome. But it is up to us in the present to challenge it, and time is running out. From the ashes of Covid-19, we have an opportunity to create a fairer, more equal society. To do so, we must ask ourselves: what kind of world do we want to live in? And what are we going to do about it? -- Provided by publisher.
Introduction -- Nazis: they're back -- but why? -- Part one. Ideology -- 1. Symbolic violence: what do twenty-first century fascists want? -- Dreams of the ethno-state: the thought-architecture -- Five: kinds of trouble : the forces driving the far right -- Part two. History -- 4. Destroy everything: the origins of facism -- 5. Stopping Mussolini: a game in five moves -- 6. 'I am dazed': why didn't the left stop Hitler? -- Part three. Resistance -- 7. A theory of fascism: beyond the definition wars -- 8. Militant democracy 2.0: we need a new popular front -- 9. Everybody comes to Rick's: anti-facism as an ethos.
Fascism -- History.
Right-wing extremists.
Political participation.
Political participation.
Right-wing extremists.
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