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Franco “Bifo” Berardi: From futurist fascism to geriatric fascism

There are weeks to go until the 100th anniversary of Benito Mussolini’s Blackshirt March on Rome. With less than 30 days before the elections that could put a woman in power for the first time, and a fascist, the philosopher … Continue reading

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Virginia Woolf: Thoughts on Peace in an Air Raid

Virginia Woolf, in times of war … The Germans were over this house last night and the night before that. Here they are again. It is a queer experience, lying in the dark and listening to the zoom of a … Continue reading

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Disputing delirium*

delirium (n.): 1590s, “a disordered state, more or less temporary, of the mind, often occurring during fever or illness,” from Latin delirium “madness,” from deliriare “be crazy, rave,” literally “go off the furrow,” a plowing metaphor, from phrase de lire, from de “off, away” (see de-) + lira “furrow, earth … Continue reading

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Twenty-First-Century Fascism: Where We Are

Enzo Traverso on post-fascism in times of pandemic. (New Politics/Verso Books Blog) Over the past decade, the world experienced a notable increase in far-right movements. The ghosts of the 1930s seemed to be reawakening and a neo- or post-fascist wave extending … Continue reading

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Shane Burley: Building Communities for a Fascist-Free Future

(From Roarmag magazine online and the 2021, 11th paper issue of Roar Magazine) The challenge for antifascists today is to build the capacity to act as a buffer for marginalized communities and the movements fighting for a new world. On August 17, 2019, … Continue reading

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Carlo Levi: A witness to freedom

… all history unfolds in every individual life. Of course this only happens when history does unfold, because it can also stop, or turn backward or spin emptily on its own axis like a mechanical top. Carlo Levi, The Watch … Continue reading

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Toni Morrison: Racism and fascism

A recent article in The Guardian by the north american philosopher, Jason Stanley, offers an informed reading of the emerging fascism in the united states. If we do not embrace Stanley’s liberal politics, what this latter lacks is made up … Continue reading

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Fascism as the “reconquest”: Éric Zemmour’s political crusade

A breath of African air sweeps them [the Visigoths] from the Peninsula (…) I will be told that, despite this, we knew how to complete our glorious eight centuries of Reconquest. And to this I naively reply that I do … Continue reading

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Jean-Luc Nancy: Populism, Democracy, and Neofascism: Two Essays

LARB – the Los Angeles Review of Books (17/02/2019) presents two recent essays by Jean-Luc Nancy, translated from the French by Sarah Clift. Populism and Democracy Populism and democracy are an odd couple. The first, populism, rejects the pejorative connotation that … Continue reading

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Carrying the war into Africa? Anarchism, Morocco, and the Spanish Civil War

(Originally published in two parts by Freedom News (23/11/2020; 30/11/2020), we share an article by Danny Evans) I was approached by Jeff Stein to write up a summary of Abel Paz, La cuestión de Marruecos y la República española so that English-language … Continue reading

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