Creeping Fascism – Brexit, Trump, and the Rise of the Far Right


By Neil Faulkner and Samir Dathi

A tide of racism, nationalism, and authoritarianism is sweeping the world: from Donald Trump in the United States to Marine Le Pen in France, From Nigel Farage in Britain to Norbert Hofer in Austria.

With the world economy hobbled by debt and stagnation, society being torn apart by austerity and inequality, and a political system paralysed by corporate power, support for the Far Right is surging.

This book is an urgent call to arms. It argues that the film of the 1930s is running in slow motion, and that we face the clear and present danger of ‘creeping fascism’. It seeks to rally the Left around a vital historic task: the immediate building of an international mass movement to stop the rise of fascism – while there is still time. Read more…

Dr Neil Faulkner is an archaeologist, historian, and radical activist. He works as a writer, lecturer, and broadcaster. Among his many books are A Marxist History of the World: from Neanderthals to Neoliberals and A People’s History of the Russian Revolution.

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