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Blackshirts and Reds

Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism

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This edition was published in by City Lights Books in San Francisco, Calif.

Written in English

165 pages

A bold and entertaining exploration of the epic struggles of yesterday and today.

Blackshirts & Reds explores some of the big issues of our time: fascism, capitalism, communism, revolution, democracy, and ecology. These terms are often bandied about, but seldom explored in the original and exciting way that has become Michael Parenti's trademark.

Parenti shows how "rational 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 external 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.

Written with lucid and compelling style, this book goes beyond truncated modes of thought, inviting us to entertain iconoclastic views, and to ask why things are as they are.

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Blackshirts and Reds

Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism

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A bold and entertaining exploration of the epic struggles of yesterday and today.

Blackshirts & Reds explores some of the big issues of our time: fascism, capitalism, communism, revolution, democracy, and ecology. These terms are often bandied about, but seldom explored in the original and exciting way that has become Michael Parenti's trademark.

Parenti shows how "rational 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 external 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.

Written with lucid and compelling style, this book goes beyond truncated modes of thought, inviting us to entertain iconoclastic views, and to ask why things are as they are.

Blackshirts and Reds

Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism

This edition was published in by City Lights Books in San Francisco, Calif.


Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Other Titles
Blackshirts and reds

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
335.43
Library of Congress
HX44.5 .P35 1997, HX44.5.P35 1997

The Physical Object

Pagination
xiv, 165 p. ;
Number of pages
165

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL655099M
Internet Archive
blackshirtsredsr00pare
ISBN 10
0872863301, 0872863298
ISBN 13
9780872863293
LC Control Number
97000119
Library Thing
301393
Goodreads
1192745
404273

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