Democracy is difficult, flawed and unstable. It involves barely distinguishable political parties taking part in lengthy, overcomplicated and expensive decision-making processes. Trying to engage 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.
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Number of pages: 112
Dimensions: 198 x 129 mm
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 *