Emancipation or Fascism

  • Carl RatnerEmail author
Part of the Critical Theory and Practice in Psychology and the Human Sciences book series (CTPPHS)


This chapter explains that historical-materialist emancipation is especially important to carry out at this time because mainstream societies are wracked with intensifying problems that are more destructive. Fascism is becoming increasingly active as a false solution to deep problems. In fact, fascism is favored by the upper classes as a means to protect their wealth and power amidst the crises that their system is causing. Consequently, disposing of these problems, their causes, and their oppressive solutions is particularly urgent. Populist emancipation is incapable of challenging the scope and causes of these problems. Only the emancipation that is guided by cultural-historical psychology and Liberation Psychology is capable of genuine emancipation.


Fascism Brecht Social classes Politics Economics 


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  1. 1.Institute for Cultural Research and EducationTrinidadUSA

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