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“The Fascist Offensive and the Unity of the Working Class”(first section)

“The Fascist Offensive and the Unity of the Working Class”(first section)
Study Questions

1. What is fascism? How does Dimitrov’s definition compare to our own prior understanding of fascism?
2. How does fascism garner the support of the masses? How do we see fascism being sold to the masses in the US today?
3. What material conditions make the rise of fascism possible? What is the relationship between Social-Democratic parties and the rise of fascism? How does liberalism make way for the rise of fascism? How do we see this playing out in our own political context?
4. What can we learn from the mistakes of the Communist parties at the time of the rise of fascism in Europe? What do the mistakes Dimitrov lists compel us to think about in our own organizing?
5. What are the primary contradictions within fascism, and what strategies should we undertake to exploit them?

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