Mind Fuck: The Mass Psychology of Creeping Fascism by Neil Faulkner


SKU: 9780902869318 Category:


Paperback, 146 pages
Publisher: Resistance Books
ISBN: 9780902869318
Published:7 Feb 2022


A torrent of nationalism, racism, misogyny, and irrationalism is sweeping the world. The authoritarian right and new forms of fascism have become a clear and present danger. Neoliberal capitalism has torn society apart. Alienation has reached an unprecedented level. Extreme narcissistic individualism has become a pandemic. In this little book, Neil Faulkner draws on Marxist-Freudian theory to provide an updated analysis of the mass psychology of fascism, and to argue for a progressive counter-offensive based on love, labour, and reason.


  • Introduction
  • Alienation
  • Libido
  • The patriarchal-authoritarian personality
  • The narcissistic-authoritarian personality
  • Fascism and revolution


Neil Faulkner is a writer, political theorist, revolutionary activist, and leading member of Anti*Capitalist Resistance. His books include A Radical History of the World (Pluto, 2018), A People’s History of the Russian Revolution (Pluto, 2017), Creeping Fascism: what it is and how to fight it (Public Reading Rooms, 2017), System Crash: an activist guide to making revolution (Resistance Books, 2021) and Alienation, Spectacle and Revolution (Resistance Books, 2021).