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Fascism / Anti-fascism Pocketbook


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by Jean Barrot

Barrot’s thesis is very simple; it is that struggling against fascism (in particular) necessarily entails supporting democracy, that capitalism will necessarily remain intact if antifascists support one of its forms against another. All manifestations of antifascism ultimately strengthen the democratic state at the expense of the class struggle; thus both fascism and its nemesis antifascism lead to totalitarianism (the strong state) not communism. Dictatorship, says Barrot, is not a weapon of capital but a tendency of capital.

Described as “influential,” this essay is certainly still thought provoking decades after it was written.

With additional Aufheben review and author response

Printed in Croatia
Publisher: AK Press / In the Spirit of Emma Publications
Published: 2019
Format: A6 pocketbook / A6 pamphlet
Binding: Paperback
Interior: Black & White
Pages: 76
ISBN: 9781909798632