Jan 6, 2016

Fascism Month 2016: Understanding a Totalitarian Ideology

A compilation of links to all the content associated with Fascism Month 2016.

Libertarians are typically relatively familiar with communism. There are many reasons for this; one is that the most important critics of communist thought were libertarians, like Ludwig von Mises and Friedrich Hayek. But communism was not the only form of totalitarianism that rose to prominence in the twentieth century. Communism’s counterpart was fascism.

Throughout the month of January, will be publishing a collection of works connected to the theme of fascism. Not all of our content this month will be tied into the theme, but you can expect to see contributions from several of our regular columnists as well as a few special guests. We hope that by the end of the month, readers will have a clearer conception of what fascism is and its importance in the history of the struggle for human freedom.

This post will be updated with links to all of the content related to Fascism Month 2016.

Precursors and Origins of Italian Fascism by David S. D’Amato

Italian Fascism in Maturity by David S. D’Amato

Mussolini and the Press by David S. D’Amato


Ayn Rand on Fascism by George H. Smith

Ernst Cassirer on Fascism and National Socialism by George H. Smith

Immanuel Kant and Nazism by George H. Smith


Fascism and American Reactions, 1922 (Newspaper Selections)

The Progressive Party and Democratic-Corporatism: The 1912 Progessive Party Platform

Smedley Butler and the “Business Plot,” Part I (Congressional Hearing)

Smedley Butler and the “Business Plot,” Part II (Congressional Hearing)

Chancellor Hitler’s First Address to the Reichstag, 2 Feb. 1933

History is the Story of Liberty, Not Nations (Book Selections)