Tag: Fascism

A painting by Alessandro Bruschetti, from 1935, titled "Sintesi Fascista," which means "Fascist Synthesis" in Italian.

What Is Fascism?

The violent far-right assault on the Capitol on Wednesday has raised the specter of fascism. But what is meant by that term? Marxism provides the answer.

Trump, Fascism, and the Metaphysics of Democracy

Noam Chomsky says Trump is not a fascist, but he’s wrong about why. It’s not that Trump is failing to seize control of big business. Fascism is “the continuation of capitalism, an attempt to perpetuate its existence by means of the most bestial and monstrous measures.” For all Trump’s authoritarianism, capital has yet to call on him to take those steps.

Could Hitler Have Been Stopped by Voting for the “Lesser Evil”?

Trump is continually emboldening white supremacists and terrorist gangs that attack protesters. How do we stop the rise of the Right? The Democrats and their supporters tell us we need to vote for the “lesser evil” to stop fascism. But was that enough to stop Hitler?

A painting by Alessandro Bruschetti, from 1935, titled "Sintesi Fascista," which means "Fascist Synthesis" in Italian.

What Is Fascism?

The violent far-right assault on the Capitol on Wednesday has raised the specter of fascism. But what is meant by that term? Marxism provides the answer.

Trump, Fascism, and the Metaphysics of Democracy

Noam Chomsky says Trump is not a fascist, but he’s wrong about why. It’s not that Trump is failing to seize control of big business. Fascism is “the continuation of capitalism, an attempt to perpetuate its existence by means of the most bestial and monstrous measures.” For all Trump’s authoritarianism, capital has yet to call on him to take those steps.

Could Hitler Have Been Stopped by Voting for the “Lesser Evil”?

Trump is continually emboldening white supremacists and terrorist gangs that attack protesters. How do we stop the rise of the Right? The Democrats and their supporters tell us we need to vote for the “lesser evil” to stop fascism. But was that enough to stop Hitler?