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Trump and Mussolini: 11 Key Lessons from Historical Fascism

Italian fascism provides a better model for our moment than Nazi Germany—and the comparison is not encouraging.

By: @Anis_Shivani for @AlterNet
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Fascism is a religion. The 20th century will be known in history as the century of fascism.
〰️ Benito Mussolini

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I’d like to draw some comparisons and contrasts between our present situation and that of #fascist Italy between 1922 and 1945. I choose fascist #Italy rather than #Nazi #Germany because it has always seemed to me a better comparison.
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The Suffocation of Democracy

By: Christopher R. Browning

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As a historian specializing in the #Holocaust, #Nazi Germany, and #Europe in the era of the world wars, I have been repeatedly asked about the degree to which the current situation in the United States resembles the interwar period and the rise of #fascism in Europe.
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I would note several troubling similarities and one important but equally troubling difference.

In the 1920s, the US pursued #isolationism in foreign #policy and rejected participation in international organizations like the League of Nations.
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Hey Democrats who think long time GOP attack dog and #NeverTrump republican is a new bestie ally... Here is Rick attacking @NancyPelosi this week.

You know Nancy Pelosi who has RAISED 67M DOLLARS for Democrats this cycle.

No wonder Rick would very much like to shut Nancy down.
This is why long time GOP political strategist and #NeverTrump Republican Rick Wilson would like to shut @NancyPelosi down. 67M DOLLARS for DEMOCRATS.
That cha-ching sound is a threat to GOP congress.
To the liberals/progressives going fanboy/girl over #NeverTrump Rick Wilson this is him March 29, 2013: I want to "disrupt their coalition, break their certitudes & wreck their preconceptions... to crush the Democratic party & make it politically radioactive." #VoteBlue
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1. I remember when you angry #Trumpkins stormed into #Republican Party; called #Conservatives “cucks”, “leftists”, “Killary voters”, “libtards”. You idolized #Trump in a cultic way. You fraternized with alt right #racists. You winked at #sexism. ->

#ConservativeWithoutAParty
2. You said #Conservative principles didn’t really matter, though you really couldn’t tell us what #Conservatism means. Of course, your leader didn’t know either; his attempts to articulate it were painful. You mocked our efforts to explain. ->

#ConservativeWithoutAParty
3. #Trump wild swings of rhetoric, positions, moods didn’t bother any of you. Whatever Trump said last was best & most true, no matter the word salad in which it was presented. His blatant self-contradictions were obvious to all but to you. ->

#ConservativeWithoutAParty
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