Fascism: what does this term, which arises spontaneously, mean - be it the rising tide of extreme right or Islamic terrorism - when describing the threats to democracy?
In his book The New Faces of Fascism Enzo Traverso answers the question thanks to a fine comparative analysis between twentieth-century fascism and his new faces at the beginning of the twenty-first century. He demonstrates how fascism has mutated into a moving ideology that grapples with social suffering generated in the midst of the extreme violence of neoliberal globalization, mobilizing a populist style and pointing out enemies.
Born in the colonial matrix, Islamophobia today structures European nationalisms. For Enzo Traverso, the post-fascist threat is a regressive response in a disenchanted, utopian world that feeds on fantasized promises of a return to a mythical past. Traverso provides essential keys to thwart these dangerous uses of history.
- ISBN: 978-953-8075-39-1
- Dimensions: 120x200 mm
- Number of pages: 168
- Cover: paperback
- Year of the edition: 2018
- Original title: Les nouveaux visages du fascisme
- Original language: French
- Translation: Rade Kalanj
The New Faces of Fascism brings clear, new scientific tools that enable us to effectively and completely break down the far-right phenomena and Islamic political radicalism.
Tihomir Cipek, Ph. D.
Traverso's book is important as a historical analysis, as a scientifically funded warning, and as a very responsible explanation and necessary distinction of some of the terms that, unfortunately, form the discourse of our time.
Rade Kalanj, Ph. D.
The author finds and offers the term "post-fascism", which, unlike "neo-fascism", provides an analytically valid observation of continuity with old fascism, but also a discontinuity towards him.
Dragutin Lalović, Ph. D.
With this book Traverso gives a powerful contribution to the understanding of the modern and, as stressed in the title, new faces of fascism, and its back, that is of fascist worldview and its articulation through new right-wing populist movements.
Višeslav Raos, Ph. D.