The Struggle Against Fascism Begins with the Struggle Against Bolshevism

Indeed it does! The full text available from Wessex Solidarity at Dorset Radical Bookfair, Bristol Radical history festival, to be going on with.

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Excerpt from The Struggle Against Fascism Begins with the Struggle Against Bolshevism, by Otto Rühle

https://theanarchistlibrary.org/library/otto-ruhle-the-struggle-against-fascism-begins-with-the-struggle-against-bolshevism?v=1565642214

If one looks with critical eyes at the picture of bolshevism provided by Lenin, the following main points may be recognized as characteristics of bolshevism:

1. Bolshevism is a nationalistic doctrine. Originally and essentially conceived to solve a national problem, it was later elevated to a theory and practice of international scope and to a general doctrine. Its nationalistic character comes to light also in its position on the struggle for national independence of suppressed nations.

2. Bolshevism is an authoritarian system. The peak of the social pyramid is the most important and determining point. Authority is realized in the all-powerful person. In the leader myth the bourgeois personality ideal celebrates its highest triumphs.

3. Organizationally, bolshevism is highly centralistic. The central committee has responsibility for all initiative, leadership, instruction, commands. As in the…

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