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An incantation against neo-fascism

Late Capitalism Fascism
Forfatter: Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen
Forlag: Polity Press, (USA)
CAPITALISM / Is not the struggle now about the right not to be exploited, but the right to be allowed to participate? There is much that is valuable in Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen's short book about the possible return of fascism in today's world – but it is weak in terms of empirical documentation.

Late Capitalism Fascism is a short book consisting of three chapters: an introduction, a chapter on "late capitalism as a crisis" and one on fascismn as staging (the spectacle of fascism). The central claim is that modern democracies are moving in a fascist direction. In the introduction, Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen, who is an art historian and a prolific author, establishes an understanding of fascism that does not presuppose comparison with the interwar period. It is a useful but debatable delimitation. Some still argue that the term should be reserved for the historically specific experience in Italy below Mussolini.

Looking for signs of fascism in today's capitalist society is an exercise. . .

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Thomas Hylland Eriksen
Professor of Social Anthropology, University of Oslo.

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