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How does Hitler's interpretation of "Nationalist Socialism" relate to the modern interpretation of "Socialism" and "Nationalism"?

National Socialism is a specific thing. You can't just take parts of the name and then assume what it means based on these parts (another example: The Democratic People's Republic of Korea is not a ...
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What specific political traits classify a political leader as a fascist?

First let me say that I disagree with the notion that there is no clear definition of the term 'fascism'. Fascism is ethnocultural-nationalism, in Orwell's sense of the term 'nationalism'; that may ...
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What are some examples of Ur-Fascist Newspeak?

Chomsky tackled one angle on this by adumbrating what one might call corporate fascism (fascism was after all historically supported by big business against working class movements) but which he ...
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What is Antifa?

Yes, the Antifa - short for the German Antifaschistische Aktion - is an anti-fascist movement consisting mostly of young people, which may or may not use violence in their resistance to fascism. ...
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How does Hitler's interpretation of "Nationalist Socialism" relate to the modern interpretation of "Socialism" and "Nationalism"?

Q: How does Hitler's interpretation of “Nationalist Socialism” relate to the modern interpretation of “Socialism” and “Nationalism”? In easy English and fairly short sentences: The definitions of ...
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Is the Chinese system becoming more Fascist than Capitalist?

This is obviously a controversial topic so opinions on it will certainly be divided if we consider Chinese self-labeling (they strongly reject being called "fascist"). But on the matter of ...
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How is the term Fascism used in current U.S. political context?

The term is used both politically and descriptively. When it is used politically, it is done to stigmatize someone. Effectively, it's an insult that people believe to be appropriate. A good ...
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What are some examples of Ur-Fascist Newspeak?

Despite being a new word, the use of the term 'woke' to describe everything 'I don't like' is a form of Newspeak. It uses reductionism of any issue to something the listener has already decided they ...
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Is fascism left or right wing?

For reference, the part of the article you seem to be referring to: fascism is usually placed on the far-right within the traditional left–right spectrum. Later sections go though this assertion in ...
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What specific political traits classify a political leader as a fascist?

This is a (fairly) complicated discussion and authors are likely to somewhat disagree with the conclusion. There are indeed "lumpists" who declare Putin's regime fascist after a look mostly ...
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How does Hitler's interpretation of "Nationalist Socialism" relate to the modern interpretation of "Socialism" and "Nationalism"?

Hitler originally joined the precursor to the national socialist party in 1919 as an agent of the Bavarian police to spy on them and make sure the weren't revolutionaries. At the time, they were ...
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Is fascism left or right wing?

Let’s ask the fascists. Benito Mussolini was indeed a socialist until the First World War, as quotes like these show: For us the national flag is a rag to be planted on a dunghill. There are only two ...
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Is fascism left or right wing?

Fascism is extreme-right, and quite obviously so. The opening line on Wikipedia for left-wing politics: Left-wing politics supports social equality and egalitarianism, often in opposition to ...
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Is the Chinese system becoming more Fascist than Capitalist?

The trouble is that "fascism" is not a single political philosophy; rather it is a collection of general ideas flying in loose formation. One way to tackle this question is to score China against ...
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Is Putin far right?

In politics, labels like this change over time and from place to place. That can lead to misunderstandings. Fascism is often associated with authoritarian rule, but it is not the only authoritarian ...
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Is it fascist/racist to doubly punish for people who live in "poor" areas?

Whether this is "racism" depends on exactly how you define the word. The proposed measure does not refer to race, so by a strict reading it is not racist. It does mention "foreigners", but it doesn't ...
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What are some examples of Ur-Fascist Newspeak?

I think Mozibur Ullah's examples are good, but missing a critical component. I think about Orwell's example, though it is more where there is a brainwashed forced agreement. Winston raises 5 fingers, ...
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What is Antifa?

Antifa represents the far-left political movement, mainly consisting of anarchists. The word "Antifa" stands for anti-fascist and its roots can be traced back to Nazi Germany and Anti-Fascist Action ...
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What are some examples of Ur-Fascist Newspeak?

It's worth reading the appendix to Orwell's "1984", where he lays out the nature and reasoning behind Newspeak. That might clear up your question on its own. But that aside... The first ...
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What are some examples of Ur-Fascist Newspeak?

Surprisingly, no answer has yet produced the most obvious examples of what Eco meant in the essay, which the author himself gave directly following the quote given in the question: the language used ...
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Understanding how Fascism showed that direct government is not same as self-government

Let's take these loose understandings of Laski's concepts: Self-government: the ability of a group — a church, a trade union, an ethnic community — to establish rules for itself independent of (and ...
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Is Fascism ideologically descended from communism?

Prior to developing fascism, Mussolini was a socialist in the Marxist sense. During WW1, Mussolini recognised that it wasn't class that drew people together most strongly, it was cultural, ...
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Does the word "fascism" mean anything anymore?

Journalist George Orwell addressed this topic in The Tribune back in 1944: It will be seen that, as used, the word ‘Fascism’ is almost entirely meaningless. In conversation, of course, it is used ...
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Is fascism left or right wing?

General disagreement as to the meaning of fascism seems to be a lasting phenomenon. In 1938 Stuart Chase did a little straw poll of acquaintances, then devoted pages of The Tyranny of Words, (see ...
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How is the term Fascism used in current U.S. political context?

soviet-union In Soviet literature, 'fascism' was the word to name the fighter of Nazi Germany, regardless of the rank. It has been used this way in breadth and width, from school textbooks till ...
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Do the AfD need special protection for their events and leaders?

You asked if they need more protection. In Germany, the police provide protection to government and opposition politicians based on the role and an individual threat assessment. We cannot know what ...
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Defining fascism in the background of communism

The reason a lot of people get confused about this (IMHO, oftentimes purposely), is that they are completely ignoring the dimension of politics that truly separates the two. This would be like taking ...
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