21st century fascism

Dan Glazebrook

This article originally appeared in Counterpunch magazine

Image result for anti refugee marchIt is the contention of this article that we are entering into a new fascist epoch. Movements with outright fascist roots are winning elections and referendums in Britain and the USA, and mainstream electoral parties too are being ‘fascisised’ in the process. Even the left are being fascisised, with the movements against war and neolioberal globalisation increasingly falling under the hegemony of the new fascists. And yet, the term ‘fascism’ has for so long been used as a byword for any kind of brutality or state control to which one takes exception, that many seem not only to have forgotten what it means, but also to be failing to notice it how it is unfolding before their very eyes.

Part of the problem is that fascism has too often been conflated with particular elements of one or other of its historical manifestations, or…

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2 Responses to 21st century fascism

  1. beetleypete says:

    I think the new Fascist epoch began with the break up of the Soviet Union, and the same in Yugoslavia. Many fiercely nationalist countries, including some that supported the Nazis in WW2 were finally free to show their true colours once again.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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