Just Another Day

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Wednesday, November 17, 2004

Fascism Defined

From the OED:

fascism - an authoritarian and nationalistic right-wing system of government and social organization.

Enough said? As I have noted in this blog before, we aren't talking about Nazis when we call the GOP fascists, we are referring to their chosen political system. Fascism is of course most closely associated with the Nazis but that's not what we are talking about. As OED notes in a sidebar:

Fascism tends to include a belief in the supremacy of one national or ethnic group...an insistence on obedience to a powerful leader and a strong demagogic approach.

Okay, now, enough said?