Fascism


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Fascism

A political system characterized by extreme nationalism. When it emerged in the early 20th century, it rejected both left-wing and right-wing thought and advocated a system in which the citizens of a nation work together for a common goal (usually under the command of a strong leader). Fascism is noted for corporatist economic policies, in which interests of the state, businesses and workers cooperate to set policies. It is strongly associated with racism and/or expansionism.
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Nzhdeh was an open ideologist of fascism, racism and fierce nationalism.
Italian fascism is, according to Gregor, a form of socialism for capitalist systems that are not mature enough for a revolution to happen--that is, systems in which a conscious proletariat cannot yet exist because of the retarded state of capitalist development.
Since both communism and fascism are totalitarian by definition (total government control of everything), it is ludicrous to put them on opposite ends of a political spectrum; they both belong on the left end of the spectrum, while on the right end would be Utopian anarchism (no government) and, in-between, limited government.
Chapter 3 is perhaps the most significant and groundbreaking one; Chang is the first scholar working on representations of femininity to discuss satirical gazettes, giving us a more nuanced perspective on the way satire and humor worked under Fascism.
Gottfried, like my friend and mentor De Felice (with whom I published a book-length interview in 1976, Fascism: An Informal Introduction to Its Theory and Practice, which devastated the Left's stereotype and stressed the revolutionary components), rather reluctantly concludes that the differences between Nazism and fascism are so significant that it's a mistake to try to pack both phenomena into a box labeled "fascism.
Fascism was totally Italian: as Mussolini remarked, "We can look at some doctrines from North of the Alps with supreme contempt" (Bari, September 6, 1932).
More than 100 men and women travelled to Spain from the North East in the 1930s to fight General Franco's army amid fears that Governments were not doing enough to stop the growth of fascism.
It's instead a comparative study of different treatments of fascism in which Gottfried discloses his preferred methodologies and favorite historians.
Eco's first feature of fascism is a cult of tradition.
Fascism is a word loosely applied to Trump, Le Pen and IS, without understanding the context in which it was used in Europe
Synopsis: "Fighting Fascism And Surviving Buchenwald : The Life and Memoir of Hans Bergas" is the remarkable 1946 Buchenwald memoir of Hans Bergas.