Wednesday, April 12, 2017
I looked it up, and the simplest short definition could be "a form of radical authoritarian nationalism." So, a small-government Republican or conservative should be far from being confused with 'radical authoritarianism.' But, a no-borders Democrat or progressive can hardly be confused with anything 'nationalistic.'
So - can we drop it?
The person most closely associated with Fascism is Benito Mussolini, who said, "We have buried the putrid corpse of liberty."
There. Sounds like a Democrat to me.
[ I was aware of how Mussolini died (see Mummer Gaddafi for modern reference), but I was unaware how many photos exist of his mutilated body. Thanks Internet. ]
Mussolini is also credited with saying (before his head was caved in), "The definition of Fascism is the marriage of corporate and state." Sounds like a Cable TV company to me?
Why People Hate Capitalism by Kevin Williamson, National Review