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Fascism

Beyond Putin’s Propaganda, the Far Right Is a Major Problem in Ukraine

As Russian aggression continues in Ukraine, the media and Western leaders continue to downplay the danger posed by the very real existence of the country’s well-organized and armed Far Right.

Philippe Alcoy

March 14, 2022

Sophie Scholl and Hans Berger: Why German Capitalism Celebrates Only One Nazi Resistance Fighter

Sophie Scholl, the best-known German resistance fighter against the Nazis, would have turned 100 today. The state-sponsored commemorations of her cover up a simple fact: most resistance fighters against the Nazis were socialists and communists. 

Nathaniel Flakin

May 9, 2021

That’s Not “How Fascism Works”

Jason Stanley’s book How Fascism Works shows the pitfalls of liberals’ approach to fascism.

Madeleine Freeman

March 7, 2021

Goodbye to Berlin’s Last Left-Wing Historian

Wolfgang Wippermann died on January 3. Now who is going to yell at all of Germany's historical revisionists?

Nathaniel Flakin

January 25, 2021

“It is Only a Matter of Time Before a More Competent Trump Emerges”: An Interview With Warren Montag

Some people argue that the far Right is small. Should we be reassured that “only” 45 percent of Republicans, that is, 30 million people, support the riot at the Capitol? We must reject facile economism to understand the Trump phenomenon. This is more than a simple contradiction between base and superstructure.

Juan Dal Maso

January 11, 2021

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.

Scott Cooper

January 9, 2021

30,000 Corona Denialists and Nazis Demonstrate in Germany

On Saturday, over 30,000 people gathered in Leipzig to demonstrate against masks and public health measures. Why do the police leave them alone?

Nathaniel Flakin

November 12, 2020

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.

Rob Wilkie

October 13, 2020

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?

Nathaniel Flakin

October 1, 2020