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How to be a Fascist

A Manual

Michela Murgia Alex Valente



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Pushkin Press
16 January 2020
Fascism & Nazism; Political structures: democracy; Political structures: totalitarianism & dictatorship
Democracy is difficult, flawed and unstable. It involves barely distinguishable political parties engaging in lengthy, overcomplicated and expensive decision-making processes. Engaging so many people with political issues seems to lead only to complexity and disagreement. So why bother? Doesn't fascism guarantee a more effective and efficient management of the state?

In this short, bitingly ironic book, Michela Murgia explores the logic that is attracting increasing numbers of voters to right-wing populism. Ending with a 'fascistometer' to measure the reader's own authoritarian inclinations, How to be a Fascist is a refreshingly direct, polemical book that asks us to confront the fascist in our governments, in our societies and in our own minds.
By:   Michela Murgia
Translated by:   Alex Valente
Imprint:   Pushkin Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm, 
ISBN:   9781782276159
ISBN 10:   1782276157
Pages:   112
Publication Date:   16 January 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Michela Murgia is an Italian novelist and politician. She is the winner of the Premio Campiello and the Mondello International Literary Prize.

Reviews for How to be a Fascist: A Manual

Slim and punchy... throw[s] a light on our times and on how many of the political manoeuvres we see today in Western democracies resemble the practices of fascism in the 20th century * Irish Times *

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