Many young people come to me and ask: what is fascism? It’s a question political philosophers have studied for decades.
In the end, though, the answer is really quite simple. Here’s a handy guide to understanding what fascism is, and just as importantly, what fascism is not.
IS NOT FASCISM
â€¢ Using an attack on a large, prominent building as an excuse to clamp down on civil liberties
â€¢ Calling for the execution of the editor of a large newspaper
â€¢ Threatening a Jewish family until they flee their city
â€¢ Imprisoning citizens for years without charges
â€¢ Government lawyers claiming a country’s leader has the authority to “crush the testicles” of a child if necessary
â€¢ Sending mean emails to Lee Siegel
You see? As I said, simple. I hope this clears things up.