Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism
explores some of the big issues of our time: fascism, capitalism, communism,
revolution, democracy and ecology—terms often bandied about but seldom
explored in the original and exciting way that has become Michael Parenti's
City Lights Books, 1997
shows how fascism renders service to capitalism, how corporate
power undermines democracy, and how revolutions are a mass empowerment
against the forces of exploitative privilege. He also maps out the
and internal forces that destroyed communism, and the disastrous impact
of the “free-market” victory on Eastern Europe and the former Soviet
Union. He affirms the relevance of taboo ideologies like Marxism, demonstrating
the importance of class analysis in understanding political realities
and dealing with the ongoing collision between ecology and global corporatism.
with lucid and compelling style, this book goes beyond truncated
of thought, inviting us to entertain iconoclastic views, and to ask
why things are the way they are. It is a bold and engaging exploration
of the epic struggles of yesterday and today.
Plutocrats Choose Autocrats
Whom Did the Fascists Support?
Kudos for Benito and Adolph
The Rational Use of Irrational Ideology
Patriarchy and Pseudo-Revolution
Friendly to Fascism
Us Now Praise Revolutions
The Costs of Counterrevolution
Presumptions of Power
Free Market for the Few
The Freedom of Revolution
What Measure of Pain?
Genuflecting to Orthodoxy
Pure Socialism vs. Siege Socialism
Decentralization vs. Survival
Nobody Minding the Store
Wanting It All
Reactionism to the Surface
How Many Victims?
Where Did the Gulag Go?
Memories of Maldevelopment
Free-Market Paradise Goes East (I)
Suppression of the Left
Must We Adore Vaclev Havel?
Colonizing the East
Free-Market Paradise Goes East (II)
For Vipers and Bloodsuckers
Shock Therapy for the Many
Crime and Corruption
Women and Children Last
“We Didn’t Realize What We Had”
End Of Marxism?
More Right than Wrong
A Holistic Science
Learning to Ask Why
But Class: Voiding The C-Word
Class Denial of Class
The ABC Theorists
Everyday Class Struggle
A Disappearing Working Class?
Wealth and Power
Eco-Apocalypse, a Class Act
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