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Political Science
Political Science 1020E
Charles Jones

Politics 1020 November 15, 2012 Fascism Fascism: Some features - Fasces o Strength through unity o Violence - Totalitarian - Reactionary Fascism: Background ideas - Counter enlightenment o We are not the same, we are different - Nationalism o Romanticism of the nation as a self governing autonomous - Elitism - Irrationalism o People are capable of the most obscene behaviour when they are apart of a crowd Benito Mussolini 1883 – 1945 - National unity o Nation is the agent, must be free from internal agents to realize the state’s power  Italian nation - Liberalism: no, obedience: yes o Against freedom of speech, right to vote, right to office, etc - Celebration of war - Individual sacrifice and worship of the state Adolph Hitler 1889 – 1945 - One people, one empire, one leader Who argued that means or moral considerations are as important as the victory of socialism? a) V.I. Lenin b) Joseph Stalin c) Eduard Bernstein d) Mao Zedong e) I.P. Nightly Hitler’s Nazism: 1 - Two explanations for his rise in power o Economic conditions  Made possible by the desperation and poverty caused by mass unemployment o His charisma  Cult of the personality of a
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