Date Recorded: 1990-11-30
Parenti says that fascism is a new order and consciousness that served the same old power structure and promised to solve the ills of the many while protecting the interests of the few. He answers in detail who financed the Fascist parties and what services the fascists rendered in return. Many of the measures enacted by fascists were frighteningly similar to those enacted today: They include the privatization of state owned enterprises, reduction of corporate taxes and inheritance taxes, defeat of unions, and the suspension of civil liberties.
Appleriver3 | January 27, 2008
Michael Parenti discusses fascism.
Ph.D. in political science from Yale University has taught at several universities, colleges, and other institutions. He is the author of twenty books and many more articles. His works have been translated into at least seventeen languages.
Michael Parenti — Functions of Fascism (Real History) 1 of 4 (1990)
Michael Parenti — Functions of Fascism Part 2 of 4
Michael Parenti — Functions of Fascism Part 3 of 4
Michael Parenti — Functions of Fascism Part 4 of 4
Michael Parenti’s most recent books are The Culture Struggle (2006), Contrary Notions: The Michael Parenti Reader (2007), God and His Demons (2010), Democracy for the Few (9th ed. 2011), and The Face of Imperialism (forthcoming March 2011). For further information about his work, visit his website: www.michaelparenti.org.