“We will grind you revolutionists down under our heel, and we shall walk upon your faces. The world is ours, we are its lords, and ours it shall remain.”― Jack London, The Iron Heel
Repressive authoritarian governments wield power today in countries across the world, from Brazil to Hungary to Turkey to India and the Philippines, inspired and actively promoted from Washington and Moscow, while openly racist parties are flourishing everywhere.
How stable and enduring are these regimes? Is it true, as is argued in one recent book, that “the wave of racism and reaction sweeping the world is the modern form of fascism”?
The Marxist commentator Themos Demetriou will launch a discussion of this crucial question based on hisanalysis of the Erdogan regime in Turkey.