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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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Goldberg says "the elevation of unity as the highest social value is a core tenet of fascism and all leftist ideologies" and that the "idea that unity in and of itself has curative, redemptive powers is quintessentially fascistic.
But this severe money supply reduction was accompanied by a collapse in production as FDR handcuffed the entire economy -- from agriculture to manufacturing to finance -- with fascistic notions of total control from Washington.
As social movements emerge on the sociopolitical landscape, they, too, can reflect the undemocratic and fascistic tendencies of the state.
Verdes-Leroux discerns four strains of radical-right thinking, ranging from the Action Francaise through its dissident offspring such as the journals Combat and the fascistic Je suis partout, to Jacques Doriot's Parti Populaire Francais, which attracted a number of intellectuals.
Auden updates mankind's perennial addiction to violence by having Hephaistos engrave on the new shield details of our century's fascistic wars.
Edgar Hoover, Roy Cohn, and other racialist and fundamentalist leaders were not fascistic because of their hidden homosexual orientation.
It would install the first `democratically elected' fascistic dictatorship in Latin America, backed with Mafia funding and support.
Employing detournment strategies familiar to lovers of Matthias Muller and Jean-Luc Godard (and Hoolboom's own White Museum and Shooting Blanks), the Toronto-based film and videomaker plumbs the fascistic impulses of both the dream factory and Silicon Valley.
Ahab's outrageous, hubristic defiance of Fate, interpreted by recent literary critics as indicative of his fascistic or imperialistic tendencies, was perceived by Mumford and other 193 0s literary critics as a grand gesture, an expression fulfilling high human aspirations and elevating a human being to heroic status.
Perhaps better than Miller, he grasps the danger of Pentecostal-evangelical fascination with such fascistic demagogues as Pat Robertson, who has recruited many of their number for his Christian Coalition.
Tournier ever longs to entrap in the single event, in the single thought or word, both the elemental and cultured, historical and perverse, anarchic and fascistic.
At their deepest level, they display fascistic tendencies that brook no challenge from the skeptic or nonbeliever.