Robert Stark interviews Paul Gottfried about his book Fascism: The Career of a Concept 1

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Robert Stark and co-host Alex von Goldstein talk to Professor Paul Gottfried about his latest book Fascism: The Career of a Concept

Topics include:

How Fascism is used as a pejorative to describe any opposing political movement
Defining Fascism and how most people who use the term cannot define it
Mussolini’s Italy as the truest form of fascism
How Hitler was not a generic Fascist and that Franco in Spain was not a Fascist at all
Ernst Nolte‘s Fascism In Its Epoch and his view that fascism was a counter-revolutionary movement to socialism
Non European movements influenced by Fascism such as Black Nationalist Marcus Garvey, Zionist Ze’ev Jabotinsky, and the Hindutva movement in India
The de-Nazification process in postwar Germany and how it had a delayed effect
The Frankfurt School(Cultural Marxist) who have used anti-Fascism to shape the political discourse
Cultural Marxist versus Traditional Marxist and how the former abandoned economic issues
How mainstream conservatives also miss use the term(ex.Eco-fascism, Islamo-Fascism, Liberal Fascism)
The myth that fascism was on the left
How conservatives have adopted the values and rhetoric of the left

Paul Gottfried’s article Will a Trump Victory Actually Dislodge the Neocons?