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I don;t know if anyone here reads Adbusters mag. but they had a good article in their last mag:<br><br><div style="margin:20px;margin-top:5px;">
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<table border="0" cellpadding="6" cellspacing="0" width="99%"><tr><td class="alt2" style="border:1px inset;">If we look at historian Stanley Payne’s classical general theory of fascism, we are struck by the increasing similarities with the American model:<br><br>
A. The Fascist Negations<br>
Anti-liberalism.<br>
Anti-communism.<br>
Anti-conservatism.<br><br>
B. Ideology and Goals<br>
Creation of a new nationalist authoritarian state.<br>
Organization of a new kind of regulated, multi-class, integrated national economic structure.<br>
The goal of empire.<br>
Specific espousal of an idealist, voluntarist creed.<br><br>
C. Style and Organization<br>
Emphasis on aesthetic structure, stressing romantic and mystical aspects.<br>
Attempted mass mobilization with militarization of political relationships and style, and the goal of a mass party militia.<br>
Positive evaluation and use of violence.<br>
Extreme stress on the masculine principle.<br>
Exaltation of youth.<br>
Specific tendency toward an authoritarian, charismatic, personal style of command.<br><br><br>
With American fascism, the first two negations are obvious; the third may seem unlikely. But fascism is not conservatism, and it takes issue with conservatism’s anti-revolutionary stance. Conservatism’s libertarian strand – an American staple – would not agree with fascism’s “nationalist authoritarian state.” Reaganite anti-government rhetoric might have been a precursor to fascism, but free market and deregulationist ideology cannot be labeled fascist.<br></td>
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It's a pretty interesting read:<br><br><a href="http://adbusters.org/magazine/49/articles/is_america_becoming_fascis.html" target="_blank">http://adbusters.org/magazine/49/art...ng_fascis.html</a>
 

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