Marxism, Fascism, and Totalitarianism: Chapters in the Intellectual History of Radicalism

Marxism, Fascism, and Totalitarianism: Chapters in the Intellectual History of Radicalism

by A. James Gregor

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Overview

This work traces the changes in classical Marxism (the Marxism of Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels) that took place after the death of its founders. It outlines the variants that appeared around the turn of the twentieth century—one of which was to be of influence among the followers of Adolf Hitler, another of which was to shape the ideology of Benito Mussolini, and still another of which provided the doctrinal rationale for V. I. Lenin's Bolshevism and Joseph Stalin's communism. This account differs from many others by rejecting a traditional left/right distinction—a distinction that makes it difficult to understand how totalitarian political institutions could arise out of presumably diametrically opposed political ideologies. Marxism, Fascism, and Totalitarianism thus helps to explain the common features of "left-wing" and "right-wing" regimes in the twentieth century.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780804760348
Publisher: Stanford University Press
Publication date: 10/08/2008
Edition description: 1
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 646,335
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

A. James Gregor is Professor of Political Science at the University of California, Berkeley, and Adjunct Professor at the Marine Corps University at Quantico, Virginia. He is the author of twenty-four books.

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