There is a great deal of confusion about the terms Marxist, communist, socialist and fascist. We regularly hear these labels used pejoratively or applied in a haphazard manner to people of wildly differing ideologies. What do these terms really mean and where did they come from? What is their history? These are the ideas discussed in this Golden Circle podcast.
Topics: Utopianism; Enlightenment; Classical liberalism & class conflict theory; Liberalism & materialism (excerpt); Marx’s Communist Manifesto (excerpt); Marxism as theory of history; Pure communism; Socialism; Social democracy; Proto-fascism; Mussolini; Fascism’s Leftist roots; Fascism (excerpt); Falange & fascist fellow travellers; National Socialism (excerpt)
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Note: The original GC 023 we posted mistakenly did not include the segment on fascism. This has been corrected. The GC 023 posted above contains 12 minutes of content which is not in the original.