Fascism Versus Capitalism: The Central Ideological Conflict of Our Times

Fascism Versus Capitalism The Central Ideological Conflict of Our Times Fascism vs Capitalism The Central Ideological Conflict of Our Times Fascism has become a term of general derision and rebuke It is tossed casually in the direction of anything a critic happens to disl

  • Title: Fascism Versus Capitalism: The Central Ideological Conflict of Our Times
  • Author: Llewellyn H. Rockwell Jr.
  • ISBN: 9781610166249
  • Page: 331
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fascism vs Capitalism The Central Ideological Conflict of Our Times Fascism has become a term of general derision and rebuke It is tossed casually in the direction of anything a critic happens to dislike.But fascism is a real political and economic concept, not a stick with which to beat opponents arbitrarily The abuse of this important word undermines its true valueFascism vs Capitalism The Central Ideological Conflict of Our Times Fascism has become a term of general derision and rebuke It is tossed casually in the direction of anything a critic happens to dislike.But fascism is a real political and economic concept, not a stick with which to beat opponents arbitrarily The abuse of this important word undermines its true value as a term referring to a very real phenomenon, and one whose spirit lives on even now.Fascism is a specific ideology based on the idea that the state is the ideal organization for realizing a society s and an individual s potential economically, socially, and even spiritually.The state, for the fascist, is the instrument by which the people s common destiny is realized, and in which the potential for greatness is to be found Individual rights, and the individual himself, are strictly subordinate to the state s great and glorious goals for the nation In foreign affairs, the fascist attitude is reflected in a belligerent chauvinism, a contempt for other peoples, and a society wide reverence for soldiers and the martial virtues.Lew Rockwell, in this new volume, examines the starkly contrasting systems of capitalism and fascism, noting pro fascist trends in recent decades as well as the larger historical trends in the United States and internationally.In Section One, Rockwell focuses on the nature of fascism and its influence in Western society, with a focus on American political and economic institutions.In Section Two, Rockwell examines capitalism as the enemy of, and antidote to fascism.Combining economics, history, and political philosophy, this book doesn t just provide a diagnosis of what ails American and Western society, but also sheds light on how we might repair the damage that has been done, and with the help of the intellectual work of great minds like Murray Rothbard and Ron Paul, we might as a society shed the fascism of our times and look to freedom instead.

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    1. A new collection of essays by Lew Rockwell--easy and quick to read and packed with useful information. The most provocative bits of the book are in the first section which discusses the theme of understanding much modern practice of government as "fascistic" in the way the term was originally developed by Mussolini. The second half of the book is a little less relevant to the stated, consisting mostly of a group of essays devoted to praising figures such as Murray Rothbard, Ludwig von Mises and [...]

    2. If you can overlook the borderline religious fervor with which Rockwell lauds the perceived moral superiority of Mise, Rothbard, Hazlitt and Ron Paul, you can learn a great deal from the book. Though by no means an unbiased account of these men's theories and view points, Rockwell does provide a detailed explanation of their reasonings. Anyone compelled by the argument that there is no real discussion or debate in American politics today should read this book and then start a real discussion of [...]

    3. Mr. Rockwell shows briefly that the current American economic system cannot be called "capitalism," nor can its failures be attributed to the free market. At best, we have a fascistic economic system.

    4. Lew Rockwell uses just 162 pages to demolish the idea that we need the State. Covering every important aspect of the State that its apologists insist make it necessary for us to submit. That submission comes under threat of force and backed up by a history of unleashing violence to enforce that threat.3Lew tackles the Warfare State, the drug war, the assault on our liberties, how the bankers have waged war on the taxpayers, and how America really is a fascist system. His chapter on war dismantle [...]

    5. “Fascism Versus Capitalism” is the first book by Lew Rockwell I have ever read, though it is more a collection of speeches and essays than a unified book. I have listened to Rockwell on various libertarian podcasts and read his website occasionally, but I still haven’t gotten around to reading “The Left, the Right, and the State” or any of his other books.The title of this book is somewhat misleading; he certainly extols capitalism, but far more of this book is about the virtues of Ron [...]

    6. When I bought this book, there was no indication that it was just a compilation of past written works and speeches. I was expecting some original material; however, it was more similar to something like Democracy: The God That Failed by Hoppe where it is just recycled material put together. Nevertheless, the substance does give a good detailed overview of fascism vs. capitalism. I would recommend it to anyone that isn't all that familiar with the topic. As someone who reads LRC and other liberty [...]

    7. I like reading this book but I don't know why it is titled Fascism Vs Capitalism. It must have been titled something like Fascism and Great Austrian Economists. The book starts out well in comparing Fascism to laissez-faire capitalism, but in the middle the author Starts comparing Austrian economists such as Ludwig Von Mises and Murray Rothbard to Keynesian economists. The title is the only thing that I do not agree with. Otherwise if you want to read about Austrian economists then it is a great [...]

    8. Just a collection of Rockwell's essays on Fascism and famous Austrian economists. Nothing special unfortunately.

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