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  • Fascism: What It Is and How to Fight It

  • By: Leon Trotsky
  • Narrated by: Darnel Stone
  • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook
  • Categories: History, World
  • 4.0 out of 5 stars (4 ratings)

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Summary

Writing in the heat of struggle against the rise of fascism in Germany, France, and Spain in the 1930s, communist leader Leon Trotsky examines the class origins and character of fascist movements. Building on foundations laid by the Communist International in Lenin's time, Trotsky advances a working-class strategy to combat and defeat this malignant danger.

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Woeful performance bungled to the point of ruin, stripping Trotsky's razor sharp observations of meaning in a rush to reach the end. Tempting to think it was a race to see how many more he could toss off in a day, so much so that they didn't even bother to edit the hand claps from the last essay and left the fumbled words and breaks in to stand as an epitaph to a great work sullied.

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Key Text for anyone wanting to stop the far-right

A Marxist analysis of what is Fascism and how to fight it. Extremely relevant today.

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  • 18-06-21

Poor presentation

Trotsky's observations and account are interesting and prescient. However, the presentation here is terrible. The pronunciation is ridiculous, and the phrasing is obviously rushed (with the speaker taking breaths in awkward parts of sentences). There are even obvious mistakes that were supposed to clipped out left at the end of the recording. Didn't pay much for it, so I guess I can't be disappointed, but it was not enjoyable to listen to. I'll need to revisit this text elsewhere.