This will be a book review, or, more precisely, a TL;DR of a book, for (you). I've read several threads lately that bemoan the lack of proper theory threads lately, so I'll try (again) to make digestible an otherwise long- and boring-ass book for my beloved community of leftypol. Bumps of interests, intelligent questions, screen-caps, etc. will be much appreciated. Let's begin.
Let's start with the most important thing:
>I'm a regular leftypol faggot, and why should I read your shit book TL;DR?
Good question, faggot. This might help you to better undestand:
1. the absolute state of /pol/tards;
2. the absolute state of your reactionary relatives;
3. and probably, your own background.
>What do I gain from this?
Understanding. Better debating skills. Theory to act upon…
Background info to the book:
Some intellectual faggots (Jews, communists, psychoanalysts, sociologists, socialists, progressives, "plain democrats", and the mixture of all of these) who would otherwise face purging in Nazi Germany escaped to America. They took up the task to analyze contemporary (1947-1950) U.S. society based on their experiences and derived theories of European fascism. Their self-imposed tasks were to:
1. determine whether there was a threat of fascism in the US;
2. identify the main trends and mechanisms of fascism (worldwide);
3. identify the reasons for fascism.
To complete these tasks, said faggots employed first and foremost (at that time cutting-edge) sociological methods: surveys of 2k+ people, and interviews of 'extremes' [high scoring and low scoring individuals based on their closeness to fascistic ideals], based on the surveys. Two thirds of the book is sociological in nature: they meticulously lay down the methods used, the theories behind the questionnaire, the reasons for their questions, their own errors, and the data that seem to support their theories.Post too long. Click here to view the full text.