Blackshirts and Reds: Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism
Rational Fascism and the Overthrow of Communism
Parenti explores the big issues of our time -- fascism, capitalism, communism, revolution, democracy, and ecology.He 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 maps out the internal and external 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 the ongoing collision between ecology and global corporatism.A bold, entertaining, iconoclastic exploration of the epic struggles of yesterday and today.
Michael Parenti, PhD Yale, is an internationally known author and lecturer. He is one of the nation's leading progressive political analysts. He is the author of over 250 published articles and seventeen 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.