Marxism, Fascism, and Totalitarianism: Chapters in the Intellectual History of Radicalism

Marxism, Fascism, and Totalitarianism: Chapters in the Intellectual History of Radicalism

A. James Gregor


This paintings lines the adjustments in classical Marxism (the Marxism of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels) that happened after the dying of its founders. It outlines the editions that seemed round the flip of the 20 th century—one of which was once to be of impression one of the fans of Adolf Hitler, one other of which was once to form the ideology of Benito Mussolini, and nonetheless one other of which supplied the doctrinal motive for V. I. Lenin's Bolshevism and Joseph Stalin's communism. This account differs from many others through rejecting a conventional left/right distinction—a contrast that makes it obscure how totalitarian political associations may come up out of possibly diametrically adverse political ideologies. Marxism, Fascism, and Totalitarianism therefore is helping to give an explanation for the typical good points of "left-wing" and "right-wing" regimes within the 20th century.

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