How can we stop the spread of fascism? The author of PostCapitalism offers a guide to resisting the far right.
The far right is on the rise across the world. From Modi's India to Bolsonaro's Brazil and Erdogan's Turkey, fascism is not a horror that we have left in the past; it is a recurring nightmare that is happening again—and we need to find a better way to fight it.
In How to Stop Fascism, Paul Mason offers a radical, hopeful blueprint for resisting and defeating the new far right. The book is both a chilling portrait of contemporary fascism, and a compelling history of the fascist phenomenon: its psychological roots, political theories, and genocidal logic. Fascism, Mason powerfully argues, is a symptom of capitalist failure, one that has haunted us throughout the twentieth century and into the twenty-first. History shows us the conditions that breed fascism, and how it can be successfully overcome. But it is up to us in the present to challenge it, and time is running out.
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About the author
Paul Mason is an award-winning writer, broadcaster, and film-maker. Previously Economics Editor of Channel 4 News, his books include PostCapitalism, Clear Bright Future: A Radical Defence of the Human Being, Why It's Kicking Off Everywhere: The New Global Revolutions, and Rare Earth: A Novel.