September 12, 2016

Banaji responds to Karat - Stalin’s Ghost Won’t Save Us from the Spectre of Fascism:

While all authoritarianisms are not fascist, all fascisms are a form of authoritarianism. What is distinctive about fascist authoritarianism is its appeal to forms of mass mobilisation and attempt to create sources of legitimacy among ‘the masses’ – through cultural (e.g. pseudo-religious) and ideological domination [. . .]