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|Date:||September 21st, 2005 10:08 pm (UTC)|| |
I think the test is biasd, based both on the questions it asks and the fact that they have "facist" as ultra-Republican. Every facist in history has been a socialist, but those that don't know better seem fond of calling political conservatives by that name.
|Date:||September 21st, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)|| |
a while ago:
While communism is the control of business by government, fascism is the control of government by business. My American Heritage Dictionary defines fascism as 'a system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership together with belligerent nationalism.' Sound familiar?
-- Robert Kennedy, Jr.
|Date:||September 21st, 2005 10:35 pm (UTC)|| |
My Webster defines it this way
1 a political philosophy, movement, or regine (as that of the Fascisti) that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centeralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe ecomonmic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of oppositon. 2 a tendency toward or actual excercise of strong autocratic or dictatorial control.
Seems to me the quiz puts fascism in about the right place.
|Date:||September 22nd, 2005 04:32 am (UTC)|| |
Actually, according to the definition you cite, fascist should be between totalitarian and socialist.
Republican: 1 One who favors a republic as the best form of government. 2 A member of the Republican Party of the United States.
Republic: 1a. A political order in which the supreme power lies in a body of citizens who are entitled to vote for officers and representatives responsible to them. b. A nation that has such a political order.
To paraphrase from "The Princess Bride", I do not think that word means what you think it means. See the post in my journal for more details...
|Date:||September 22nd, 2005 12:44 pm (UTC)|| |
But those definitions of Republican don't place it on that grid at all, so that's a moot point.
And the Webster definition of 'fascist' doesn't mention the economic constraint or liberality, but I believe history does, putting it right where it is on that grid.