Origin of fascism
Examples from the Web for fascism
Which was the right thing to be, after all, because communism is as illiberal as fascism.Lauren Bacall Was Deeply Liberal and Deeply Anti-Communist|Michael Tomasky|August 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The mirror-image systems of communism and fascism promised to solve problems quickly through command and control.
Therefore, Western supporters of the protests, like John Mccain, are agitating on behalf of violent Ukrainian fascism.
Putin says the events in Kiev signal the return of fascism to Europe, even as he foments anti-Semitic sentiment at home.Bernard-Henri Levy: Ukraine’s Revolutionaries Are Not Fascists|Bernard-Henri Lévy|February 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And then he sort of collapsed it into a rise of fascism, and SS pastiche groups.The Cast of ‘The Grand Budapest Hotel’ Says Wes Anderson Is a Genius Hardass|Nico Hines|February 16, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Fascism also transports this anti-pacifist spirit into the life of individuals.
Fascism has now attained in the world an universality over all doctrines.
Fascism discovers sovereignty to be inherent in society when it is juridically organized as a state.
What Fascism does not countenance is the collectivistic solution proposed by the Socialists.
Fascism learns from him not only its doctrines but its action as well.
British Dictionary definitions for fascism (1 of 2)
noun (sometimes capital)
Word Origin for fascism
British Dictionary definitions for fascism (2 of 2)
Word Origin and History for fascism
1922, originally used in English 1920 in its Italian form (see fascist). Applied to similar groups in Germany from 1923; applied to everyone since the rise of the Internet.
A form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with community decline, humiliation or victimhood and by compensatory cults of unity, energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites, abandons democratic liberties and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion. [Robert O. Paxton, "The Anatomy of Fascism," 2004]
Culture definitions for fascism
A system of government that flourished in Europe from the 1920s to the end of World War II. Germany under Adolf Hitler, Italy under Mussolini, and Spain under Franco were all fascist states. As a rule, fascist governments are dominated by a dictator, who usually possesses a magnetic personality, wears a showy uniform, and rallies his followers by mass parades; appeals to strident nationalism; and promotes suspicion or hatred of both foreigners and “impure” people within his own nation, such as the Jews (see also Jews) in Germany. Although both communism and fascism are forms of totalitarianism, fascism does not demand state ownership of the means of production, nor is fascism committed to the achievement of economic equality. In theory, communism opposes the identification of government with a single charismatic leader (the “cult of personality”), which is the cornerstone of fascism. Whereas communists are considered left-wing, fascists are usually described as right-wing.