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Antifascism: The Course of a Crusade

Paul Gottfried


This book argues that current self-described antifascists are not struggling against a reappearance of interwar fascism, and that the Left that claims to be opposing fascism has little in common with any earlier Left, except for some overlap with critical theorists of the Frankfurt School. The book looks at antifascism from its roots in early twentieth-century Europe to its American manifestation in the present. The pivotal development for defining the present political spectrum, the book suggests, has been the replacement of a recognizably Marxist Left by an intersectional one. Political and ... More

Keywords: antifascists, interwar fascism, antifascism, Marxist Left, antifascist ideology, Antifa

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2021 Print ISBN-13: 9781501759352
Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: May 2022 DOI:10.7591/cornell/9781501759352.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Paul Gottfried, author
Elizabethtown College