Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow

Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism Blackshirts Reds 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 trademarkParenti 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 corporatismWritten 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 It is a bold and entertaining exploration of the epic struggles of yesterday and today A penetrating and persuasive writer with an astonishing array of documentation to implement his attacks The Catholic JournalistBlackshirts Reds discusses the great combat between fascism and socialism that is the defining feature of the Twentieth Century, and takes every official version to task for its substitution of moral analysis for critical analysis, for its selectivity, and for its errata By portraying the struggle between fascism and Communism in this century as a single conflict, and not a series of discrete encounters, between the insatiable need for new capital on the one hand and the survival of a system under siege on the other, Parenti defines fascism as the weapon of capitalism, not simply an extreme form of it Fascism is not an aberration, he points out, but a rational and integral component of the system Stan Goff, The PrismMichael Parenti, PhD Yale, is an internationally known author and lecturer He is one of the nation s leadiing progressive political analysts He is the author of overpublished articles and twenty books His writings are published in popular periodicals, scholarly journals, and his op ed pieces have been in leading newspapers such as The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times His informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad ➡ [Epub] ➛ Their Language of Love By Bapsi Sidhwa ➫ – Lavons.co.uk capitalism [PDF / Epub] ✎ Turbulence ☂ Samit Basu – Lavons.co.uk communism [Download] ➻ Der letzte Held By Samit Basu – Lavons.co.uk revolution [Reading] ➸ Agua Author Bapsi Sidhwa – Lavons.co.uk democracy ❰PDF❯ ✅ Winter Evenings Author Navtej Sarna – Lavons.co.uk and ecology terms often bandied about but seldom explored in the original and exciting way that has become Michael Parenti s trademarkParenti shows how rational fascism renders service to capitalism ❮Reading❯ ➻ The Brave Author Rachna Bisht Rawat – Lavons.co.uk how corporate power undermines democracy ❰KINDLE❯ ✾ The Best of Samaithu Paar Author S. Meenakshi Ammal – Lavons.co.uk 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 [KINDLE] ❆ Tiger Thief (Tiger Thief, By Michaela Clarke – Lavons.co.uk 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 [Download] ➵ Tracking Globalization Author J.S . Sodhi – Lavons.co.uk demonstrating the importance of class analysis in understanding political realities and dealing with the ongoing collision between ecology and global corporatismWritten with lucid and compelling style [Reading] ➶ Eagles Gate (Tiger Thief, By Michaela Clarke – Lavons.co.uk this book goes beyond truncated modes of thought [Download] ➹ Cave of Wonders (Infinity Ring, By Matthew J. Kirby – Lavons.co.uk inviting us to entertain iconoclastic views [PDF / Epub] ☃ Wise and Otherwise/The Old Man and his God/The Day I Stopped Drinking Milk ✑ Sudha Murty – Lavons.co.uk and to ask why things are as they are It is a bold and entertaining exploration of the epic struggles of yesterday and today A penetrating and persuasive writer with an astonishing array of documentation to implement his attacks The Catholic JournalistBlackshirts Reds discusses the great combat between fascism and socialism that is the defining feature of the Twentieth Century [PDF / Epub] ☁ Indian Renaissance By Sanyal Sanjeev – Lavons.co.uk and takes every official version to task for its substitution of moral analysis for critical analysis [PDF] ✎ The Indian Renaissance ✐ Sanjeev Sanyal – Lavons.co.uk for its selectivity ➿ [Download] ➽ Zurück nach Hollyhill (Hollyhill, By Alexandra Pilz ➵ – Lavons.co.uk and for its errata By portraying the struggle between fascism and Communism in this century as a single conflict ❰Download❯ ➽ Liebe Drei Author Hagen Rether – Lavons.co.uk and not a series of discrete encounters [EPUB] ✰ Temptations of the West By Pankaj Mishra – Lavons.co.uk between the insatiable need for new capital on the one hand and the survival of a system under siege on the other [Télécharger] ➹ Hitler Auteur Peter Longerich – Lavons.co.uk Parenti defines fascism as the weapon of capitalism ❰BOOKS❯ ✮ Eiszeit Author Shelly Kaldunski – Lavons.co.uk not simply an extreme form of it Fascism is not an aberration ❴PDF❵ ✐ Never Too Old to Spank Author Bob Sacamano – Lavons.co.uk he points out [PDF] ❤ A Vegan History By Erik Marcus – Lavons.co.uk but a rational and integral component of the system Stan Goff ❴BOOKS❵ ✸ Vive le Vegan! Author Dreena Burton – Lavons.co.uk The PrismMichael Parenti [Reading] ➽ Herzverstand Author Ruediger Schache – Lavons.co.uk PhD Yale [Read] ➪ Das Haus hinter dem Maulbeerbaum By Helen Abele – Lavons.co.uk is an internationally known author and lecturer He is one of the nation s leadiing progressive political analysts He is the author of overpublished articles and twenty books His writings are published in popular periodicals ❰BOOKS❯ ✯ Luther Author Moritz Stetter – Lavons.co.uk scholarly journals ❰Reading❯ ➶ Heiligenschein Author Wolf Schreiner – Lavons.co.uk and his op ed pieces have been in leading newspapers such as The New York Times and The Los Angeles Times His informative and entertaining books and talks have reached a wide range of audiences in North America and abroad


About the Author: Michael Parenti

American political scientist, historian and culture critic Parenti is most known for his criticism of capitalism and American foreign policy.He holds a doctorate from Yale University.



10 thoughts on “Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism

  1. says:

    Best chapters 6, 7, 8, 9 6 and 7 show really well just how disastrous the end of socialism was and 8 and 9 are a pretty good introduction to defence of Marxism as a way of understanding the world although from a certain perspective that s very Parenti kind of reductive, proto 99% s


  2. says:

    A must read for anyone with a political interest This work defends Marxism against its most commom criticisms from anti Communists both right and left wing Additionally the work looks at what occurred in the countries that fell to capitalism in the 90s.


  3. says:

    A great offering by Parenti Written with argumentative clarity and devoid of theoretical jargon, this book responds to both the anti communist left and right I recommend this book as a great foundation for anybody interested in the debate regarding communism s historical merits in opposition t


  4. says:

    While people run to buy Orwell s 1984 in the wake of the re emergence of hard right or fascist power around the world, they would be better served to read Parenti instead This book is essential and since its warnings and prescriptions have gone unheeded for 20 years, it is evenurgently essential tod


  5. says:

    Surprisingly disappointing, and I say this as someone who agrees with virtually everything Parenti says in this book The most frustrating aspect of his writing is how infrequently he uses citations He makes a number of great points about both Communism and Capitalism though the latter are mostly truisms a


  6. says:

    Hard to put down Fascinating discussion of several Cold War angles on the overthrow of communism not to be touched elsewhere Great, short, very readable intro on many points Will be too taboo for some, but raises plenty of fascinating questions for further research.


  7. says:

    I d recommend this book to all people who consider themselves to be leftists especially to those Fukuyamaist social democrats, who think that capitalism is here to stay and it s the best we ve got and we should just fight for social reforms rather than an entire system change, even though the welfare capitalism has s


  8. says:

    An impassioned defense of Socialism That Actually Existed Socialism pre 1991 that demonstrates that, despite the problems of socialism he calls it communism it is still better than the capitalism that existed and continues to exist in the West and points out how the former socialist states are profoundly worse off after ca


  9. says:

    It as be said that the political right and to some extent the centre have it easy They just have to maintain the power they get and prove to be capable rulers For revolutionary leftwing politics to work, you need essentially to cover two bases 1 offer a valid critique of the existing political model and 2 find something viable t


  10. says:

    To say that socialism doesn t work is to overlook the fact that it did In Eastern Europe, Russia, China, Mongolia, North Korea, and Cuba, revolutionary communism created a life for the mass of people that was far better than the wretched existence they had endured under feudal lords, military bosses, foreign colonizers, and Western ca


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