The Family as the first cell of the Fascist Society
Michel Foucault, in its renowned preface, remarked how this works' primary focus is the fight against contemporary fascism.
“ And not only historical fascism, the fascism of Hitler and Mussolini [...] but also the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploit us. ”
In the family, the young develop in a perverse relationship, wherein they learn to love the same person that beats and oppresses them. The family therefore constitutes the first cell of the fascist society, as they will carry this love for oppressive figures in their adult life. Deleuze and Guattari's book, in its analysis of the dynamics at work within a family, consist in the "tracking down of all varieties of fascism, from the enormous ones that surround and crush us to the petty ones that constitute the tyrannical bitterness of our everyday lives"