Trying to comprehend of horrors that has characterized a lot of twentieth-century historical past, Western students normally distinguish among violent revolutions of the "right" and the "left". Fascist regimes are assigned to the evil correct, Marxist-Leninist regimes to the benign left. yet this contrast has left us with no coherent knowing of the innovative heritage of the 20 th century, contends A. James Gregor during this insightful booklet. He lines the evolution of Marxist idea from the Nineteen Twenties during the Nineteen Nineties and argues that the ideology of Marxism-Leninism devolved into fascism. Fascist regimes and Communist regimes - either anti-democratic ideocracies - are way more heavily comparable than has been recognized. utilizing wide-ranging fundamental resource fabrics in Italian, German, Russian, and chinese language, the e-book opens with an exam of the 1st normal Marxist interpretation of Mussolini's fascism within the early Nineteen Twenties and proceeds in the course of the emergence of fascist phenomena in post-Communist Russia. A clearer knowing of the relation among fascism and communism offers a sharper lens by which to view twentieth-century historical past in addition to the current and destiny politics of Russia, Communist China, and different non-democratic states, Gregor concludes.
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