Allen Lane will publish my new book How to Stop Fascism. The book will explore the history of the original fascist movements in the 1920s and ’30s, the conditions that brought them to power and why some of those conditions have returned. To defeat the far right today we need to see fascism as a generalised and recurrent symptom of capitalist failure, not a finished historical fact. We thought teaching people the truth about fascism would stop it happening again. It turns out the truth is not enough. Pre-order the book at Waterstones or Amazon, and watch this space for translations. All enquires to my agent Matthew Hamilton… I’m busy writing.
Out now! Buy it here. We are in trouble: the economic system has stopped delivering, consent for democracy is evaporating and all around us businesses and states are exerting control over our lives through digital surveillance and algorithmic control. In Clear Bright Future, Paul Mason demonstrates how each of these dangers is rooted in the purposeful creation of the “neoliberal self”. (more…)