Though this book contains the usual perversities one has come to expect from Gregor (e.g., the claim that the Salò Republic was populated by as many anti-fascists as fanatics [!:]; or that some of the movements he covers are not neofascist..., largely because they resemble National Socialism; or that the race-lunacy of Julius Evola contains "precious little" that resembles National Socialism, mainly because his racism was more theosophical than biological [!!:] -- the book for all that contains a set of brilliant analyses of some stunningly bizarre and well-known movements. And there is none of the ranting turgidity (or not much, anyway) that is found in his Place in the Sun. I have read the chapters on Italian Fascism, which is excellent; on Evola; on Marcus Garvey --; there are also chapters, which I haven't yet read, on the occult racism of NOI's E.M.; on Hindu fascism; and on Post-Maoist China. Much of his analysis is sound - it is jargon-free - and replete historical quotations. This is a valuable addition to the topic.
While ignored by mainstream American political discourse - which thinks that the world revolves around the twin poles of two center-right bourgeoise parties -- you can mark my words that fascism, under diverse masks and modes, will rear its head again many times throughout the 21st century -- and will once again deceive the multitudes about its true intentions and orientations. To be forewarned is to be forearmed.
Though himself a fascist, Gregor is to be thanked for the analytical clarity he has brought in a long career to this much misunderstood and essential topic.