Anti-Fascist Reading List

August 3, 2018

Anti-Fascist Reading List

We present this anti-fascist reading list as a useful starting point for anyone sharing in our overwhelming sense of anger and despair at our present crisis, and anyone looking for hope and inspiration in the #Resistance movements of the past and the organizing strategies of the present.

This reading list is far from complete, and this page will continue to be updated as we add new books and videos.


On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century

On Tyranny

“The odd American idea that giving money to political campaigns is free speech means that the very rich have far more free speech, and so in effect far more voting power, than other citizens.” ― Timothy Snyder

American Fascists: The Christian Right and the War On America

American Fascists

“The split in America, rather than simply economic, is between those who embrace reason, who function in the real world of cause and effect, and those who, numbed by isolation and despair, now seek meaning in a mythical world of intuition, a world that is no longer reality-based, a world of magic.” ― Chris Hedges

It Can't Happen Here

It Can’t Happen Here

“Every man is a king so long as he has someone to look down on.” ― Sinclair Lewis

Fascism: A Warning

Fascism: A Warning

“Good guys don’t always win, especially when they are divided and less determined than their adversaries. The desire for liberty may be ingrained in every human breast, but so is the potential for complacency, confusion, and cowardice. And losing has a price.” ― Madeleine K. Albright

Brave New World

Brave New World

“Words can be like X-rays if you use them properly — they’ll go through anything. You read and you’re pierced.” ― Aldous Huxley

Orwell on Truth

Orwell on Truth

“The further a society drifts from the truth, the more it will hate those that speak it.” – George OrwellThe View from Flyover Country: Dispatches from the Forgotten America

The View from Flyover Country

“When you turn everyday necessities into luxuries and you don’t increase wages or any kind of economic ladder upwards, you’re in for a real crisis.” – Sarah Kendzior

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