What is fascism?

  • (noun): A political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism).


Fascism ( /ˈfæʃɪzəm/) is a form of radical authoritarian nationalism. Fascists seek to unify their nation based upon suprapersonal connections of ancestry and culture through a totalitarian state that seeks the mass mobilization of the national community through discipline, indoctrination, and physical training. Fascism utilizes a vanguard party to initiate a revolution to organize the nation upon fascist principles. The fascist party and state is led by a supreme leader who exercises a dictatorship over the party, the government and other state institutions. Fascism views direct action including political violence and war, as a means to achieve national rejuvenation, spirit and vitality.

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Some articles on fascism:

Censorship In Italy - Censorship in Italy Under Fascism (1922-1944)
... Censorship in Italy was not created with Fascism, nor did it end with it, but it had heavy influence in the life of Italians under the Regime ... with the deletion of any content that could allow opposition, suspicions, or doubts about fascism ...
Liberal Fascism - Summary of Contents
... He claims that both modern liberalism and fascism descended from progressivism, and that prior to World War II, "fascism was widely viewed as a progressive ... Goldberg writes that there was more to fascism than bigotry and genocide, and argues that those characteristics were not so much a feature of Italian fascism, but rather of German Nazism, which was allegedly ...
Criticism of Fascism - Ideological Dishonesty
... Fascism has been criticized for being ideologically dishonest ... of ideological dishonesty have been identified in Italian Fascism's changing relationship with German Nazism ... Italian Fascism's stance towards German Nazism fluctuated from support from the late 1920s to 1934 involving praising Hitler's rise to power and meeting with Hitler in 1934 to opposition from 1934 to 1936 ...
Alfred Haighton - Fascism
... From a privileged background, Haighton was well educated, studying in Los Angeles and producing a thesis on Arthur Schopenhauer, although he was also physically disabled for his entire life ... Haighton's father had been a highly successful businessman, making a fortune in particular from his lottery insurance business LOTISICO ...
Liberal Fascism - Reception - Negative Reviews
... Wells's 'Liberal Fascism'" was used as a source for Liberal Fascism, criticized Goldberg's understanding of the term Wells did not label his 'entire ... Liberal fascism was the name which he (and I) gave to his theory of praxis, that is his method of achieving his utopian goal, not the goal itself ... In elaborating liberalism's similarities to fascism, Goldberg shows a near superstitious belief in the power of taxonomy ...

Famous quotes containing the word fascism:

    The strategic adversary is fascism ... 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 exploits us.
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    Under the species of Syndicalism and Fascism there appears for the first time in Europe a type of man who does not want to give reasons or to be right, but simply shows himself resolved to impose his opinions.
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    Worst of all, there is no sign of any relaxation of antisemitism. Logically it has nothing to do with Fascism. But the human race is imitative rather than logical; and as Fascism spreads antisemitism spreads.
    George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950)