Similarities Between Marxism And Fascism

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The Enemies of the Western Way: A Communist and Fascist Perspective

“The proletarians have nothing to lose but their chains. They have a world to win.” ( Marx, s.4). In Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels's revolutionary work, “ The Communist Manifesto” they speak of an egalitarian utopia in which the conflict between classes that was once the inherent cause of oppression transforms into the driving force for change (Marx, 3.2). The Manifesto paints a vivid picture of a constant battle between the bourgeoisie (the capitalists) and the proletariat (the workers) that can only be resolved through the uprising of the proletariat to achieve a state of communal work and benefit that stems from the equality of all it’s citizens (Marx, c.3. ). One might argue that fascism serves as this system’s adversary by preaching ideals of oppression, inequality, and dictatorship (“fascism”). Others might retort that while the two systems appear to be different in theory,
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One can gain insights into the similarities and differences of communism and fascism through their economic, political, and

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