McCarthyism, Buchananism and Fascism
Louis N Proyect
lnp3 at columbia.edu
Sat Feb 17 06:24:49 MST 1996
On Fri, 16 Feb 1996, Bradley Mayer wrote:
> Unfortunately, I lack the time right now to pursue this pressing subject,
> but wwe need to pick up this fascism thread again soon in order to more
> fully explain the present situation.
Louis: This weekend I will begin work on a postmortem on McCarthyism.
McCarthyism, according to both Trotskyism and the CPUSA, *was* fascism. I
have a different appreciation of what was going on in the 1950s, and
although I don't usually engage in hindsight analysis, will try to put
forward a counter-analysis to the SWP and CPUSA. I will also try to
extend this into a framework for understanding ultrarightism today.
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