[b]No, you are way off base, son! Huey » 12 Aug 2017 5:48 pm wrote:
Would that be a forum of government that gets in bed with a private industry then force, at the point of gun, its citizens too purchase what the government mandates from that industry?
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What constitutes a definition of fascism
and fascist governments is a highly disputed subject that has proven complicated and contentious. Historians, political scientists, and other scholars have engaged in long and furious debates concerning the exact nature of fascism
and its core tenets.
A significant number of scholars agree that a "fascist regime" is foremost an authoritarian form of government
, although not all authoritarian regimes are fascist
. Authoritarianism is thus a defining characteristic, but most scholars will say that more distinguishing traits are needed to make an authoritarian regime fascist.
as an ideology
is also hard to define. Originally, "fascism" referred to a political movement that was linked with corporatism
and existed in Italy
from 1922 to 1943 under the leadership of Benito Mussolini
. Many scholars use the word "fascism" without capitalization in a more general sense, to refer to an ideology (or group of ideologies) that was influential in many countries at many different times. For this purpose, they have sought to identify what Griffin calls a "fascist minimum"—that is, the minimum conditions that a certain political movement must meet in order to be considered "fascist".
Several scholars have inspected the apocalyptic, millennial and millenarian aspects of fascism.
According to most scholars of fascism, there are both left and right influences on fascism as a social movement, and fascism, especially once in power, has historically attacked communism, conservatism and liberalism.