By Gerald Horne
What does it suggest that Lawrence Dennis—arguably the “brains” in the back of U.S. fascism—was born black yet spent his whole grownup lifestyles passing for white? Born in Atlanta in 1893, Dennis begun existence as a hugely touted African American baby preacher, traveling nationally and arousing audiences together with his dark-skinned mom as his escort. even though, sooner or later among leaving prep college and coming into Harvard collage, he selected to desert his kinfolk and his former existence as an African American that allows you to move for white. Dennis went directly to paintings for the country division and on Wall road, and eventually turned the general public face of U.S. fascism, assembly with Mussolini and different fascist leaders in Europe. He underwent trial for sedition in the course of global struggle II, nearly touchdown in felony, and finally grew to become a chilly battle critic ahead of demise in obscurity in 1977.
Based on vast archival examine, The colour of Fascism blends biography, social historical past, and important race conception to light up the attention-grabbing lifetime of this complicated and enigmatic guy. Gerald Horne hyperlinks passing and fascism, the 2 major poles of Dennis's existence, suggesting that Dennis’s anger with the U.S. because of his upbringing in Jim Crow Georgia led him to alliances with the antagonists of the U.S. and that his own isolation which ended in his determination to go dovetailed together with his final isolationism.
Dennis’s existence is a long-lasting testomony to the resilience of right-wing concept within the U.S. the 1st full-scale biographical portrait of this fascinating determine, The colour of Fascism additionally hyperlinks the unusual profession of a sought after American who selected to pass.
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