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a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government (as opposed to democracy or liberalism)

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The story expands into a telling portrait of fascist times and their brutal methods of intimidation and the manipulation of public opinion, which is applicable to the European situation.
Chapter 2 examines Fascism from the perspective of Sir Oswald Mosley's British Union of Fascists (BUF).
Chapter 2 focuses on the relationship between Grandi and the British Fascists between 1932 and 1934, on Grandi's role as a mediator between Italian and British Fascism (a relationship which was complicated by the advent of Nazi Germany), and on his activities meant to transform the Italian community in Britain into a Fascist nation within a foreign society.
The prevailing historical consensus is that the Munich Accord of 1938 was the critical event, the appeasement that enabled the fascist conquest of Europe.
She also misses the probable causal effect that the use of illegal violence had in forcing the Fascists to vie for state power, even though it clearly fits her own paradigm.
These points distinguish ARA from mainstream "anti-hate" groups that avoid confrontation with fascists and rely on police intervention when things get ugly.
Indeed, as underlined throughout the literature, the idea of the donna-crisi, constructed by the Italian fascist regime in the early 1930s, stands opposite the donna-madre: the self-sacrificing housewife and fecund mother par excellence, responsible for perpetuating the Italian race.
Specifically, it involves the false--but widely accepted--dichotomy that designates socialists, communists, and anarchists as "left-wing," while characterizing Nazis and fascists as "right-wing.
When anti-fascists have the courage to confront fascists on the street, it's only a matter of time before ethnic communities and other targets of bigoted harassment join the resistance.
html) Battle of Cable Street , when a march of 5,000 uniformed Blackshirts led by the leader of the British Union of Fascists, Sir Oswald Mosley, was greeted by an estimated 100,000 anti-fascist protesters.
The study charts the efforts of German and Italian fascists to create a pan-European culture of nationalism, xenophobia, and anti-Semitism by creating new institutions, such as the European Writers Union, and by enlisting European artists, musicians, filmmakers, and writers.
Some notable witticisms include: the suggestion that activists throwing eggs and flour at fascists might also have been able to turn-out a nice quiche (p192); the deadpan description of 'the 1980s [as] one of the most violent decades since the 1970s' (p206); and euphemisms for fighting as a 'vigorous encounter' (p271) or a 'short but frank and to the point discussion' (p245).
We are here faced by fascists," Hilary Benn, the Labour Party's foreign affairs spokesman, declares to the House of Commons, by way of arguing for British intervention in Syria.
For quite a while, Mussolini himself was exempted from such criticism; but because opinion increasingly viewed him as a different species from everyday Fascists, he ironically came to be viewed as a sort of monarch or pope familiar from the past who was sadly misled by wicked counsellors.
The unsuspecting reader of our partisan media will go on being be made to believe that fascists are one or more of the following villains: anti-American jihadists, outspoken opponents of immigration here and in Western Europe, Democratic presidential candidates, Israeli soldiers, homophobic Christians, foreign-policy isolationists, or the nationalist governments of Viktor Orban in Hungary and Vladimir Putin in Russia.