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fascism

Fascinating fascism and seductive drivers

NEO-FASCISM: Do many still have fascist longings today, or can one always blame seductive leaders? A closer dive into the 100-year-old Italian fascism and its descendants says something about the dangers we are now likely to face.

When conservatism becomes radicalized

Natasha Strobl: Radicalisierter Konservatismus

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The new right wing's historical development and network

Mathias Hee Pedersen: Fascists in sheep's clothing? The identitarian movement, the New Right and right-wing radicalism in the 21st century

Fascism: In his extensive studies, Hee Pedersen has mapped the political currents of the right wing with a focus on ethnicity and brought them into a historical context

An incantation against neo-fascism

Mikkel Bolt Rasmussen: Late Capitalism Fascism

CAPITALISM: The fight is not 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.

The aesthetic manifestations of fascism

Julia Adeney Thomas and Geoff Eley: Visualizing Fascism. The Twentieth-Century Rise of the Global Right

FASCISM: This does not necessarily manifest itself through mass spectacles and revolutionary fractures, and it is not a primarily European phenomenon. But like a product of political crises in the modern capitalist states.

Late fascism is here

CAPITALISM: The West's "thin" fascism, which Bolt analyzes, is there especially because there is currently nothing else. Which does not rule out that it will one day grow as "thick" as Russian and Chinese fascism.

The fascist paradox

USA: Did the poor, as a result of the American political system, have no choice but to ally with the oligarchs who first created them?

The modern political lie and the political lie

ESSAY: How can it be that some politicians can lie as much as they want, like President Trump, and at the same time be perceived as truthful by their voters? We look at how the philosopher Hannah Arendt defined the difference between the traditional and the modern lie, as the difference between hiding and destroying. And how the truth can be faked because one can finger reality.

Dormant ideological viruses

Slavoj Žižek: Pandemic! Covid-19 Shakes the World

corona: Will a far more favorable ideological virus spread and hopefully infect us, the virus that makes us think of another society, beyond the nation state, a society that realizes itself as global solidarity and cooperation?

Fascinating about fascism

Roger Griffin Translated by Kjersti Velsand: Fascism. An introduction to comparative studies

IDEOLOGY: Do we know enough about fascism to understand it?

The understanding of the possible

Michael Bolt: At the cry of Marxism – Studies in Western Marxism's self-criticism, expansion and settlement

MARX: Mikkel Bolt takes hold of the many uprisings of our time. He belongs to the theorists who would have liked to have seen the showdown with what we might call state and party Marxism.

The hidden fascism

Natasha Lennard: Being Numerous: Essays on Non-Fascist Life

: FASCISM: Is it possible to live a non-fascist life in a society built on fascist power structures?

The anti-Nazi who took the world by storm

Henrik Georgsson: Stieg Larsson – The man who played with the fire

MATCH: After his death, Stieg Larsson became world famous for the crime trilogy about Lisbeth Salander, but his life was primarily marked by a tireless struggle to map and uncover the growing movement of neo-Nazism and fascism.

Spain's fascist shadow sites

: Spain's Juan Carlos I was without his own property when he became monarch in 1975. In 2012, his fortune was estimated at 1800 million euros. Where does all the money come from?

Cool, crazy fascism

: The new fascism has thrown aside the seriousness of the old fascism – it is loose and relaxed, it is fun. 

Greece – fascism is celebrating. Norway bears heavy co-responsibility

: "In Greece, everything is pretty much calm on the one-year anniversary of the military coup" (NRK).

Insights into a totalitarian dictatorship 

Terje Albregtsen: The fascist state of North Korea – an unusual travelogue

: What kind of country is North Korea really, and what do we really know about the North Koreans? 

The fascination of fascism

Timothy Snyder: About tyranny 20 things we can learn from the 20 century

: The truth can die in four ways, warns Timothy Snyder. The most dangerous thing is to develop hostility to obvious facts. 

About fascism and functionalism

: Is fascism in our time reactionary or hypermodern?

Fascism in sheep's clothing

Enzo Traverso: Les nouveaux visages du fascism

: The concept of populism does not work – it is post-fascism that is washing over the world.