Fascism and Big Business


Fascism and Big Business

Fascism and Big Business is a book first written in 1936 by the French historian Daniel Guérin. The book, which was written before the Second World War broke out, examines the development of nazism in Germany and fascism in Italy and its relationship with the capitalist families there. Its main thesis is that Fascism supported the heavy industrial sector (represented in Germany by Krupp, Emil Kirdorf, etc.) to the detriment of lighter industrial sectors, dedicated to building consumer goods. It points out the failure of "corporatism," which in effect meant the dismantlement of trade unions and the impossibility for workers to elect their own representants, which were nominated by the fascist.

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* [http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/guerin/1938/10/fascism.htm An excerpt from this book] is available from the [http://www.marxists.org/history/etol/writers/guerin/index.htm Daniel Guerin archive at www.marxists.org]

*Economics of Fascism


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