Talk:Fascism

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"I wouldn't call it fascism exactly, but a political system nominally controlled by an irresponsible, dumbed down electorate who are manipulated by dishonest, cynical, controlled mass media that dispense the propaganda of a corrupt political establishment can hardly be described as democracy either." ~ Edward Zehr

Is there a source for the Sinclair Lewis attribution? I've tried to find it but am unable. Most people reference It can't happen here but the quote does not exist. The text is available at either http://reactor-core.org/cant-happen.html or http://gutenberg.net.au/ebooks03/0301001h.html. 72.40.154.213


The Lewis quote seems to be attributed incorrectly. Information here: http://shii.org/knows/Fascism_comes_wrapped_in_the_flag


For what it's worth, I would like to offer the following response from Dr. Sally E. Parry of the Sinclair Lewis Society in response to my question regarding an authoritative reference to the quote: "When fascism comes to America..." usually attributed to Mr. Lewis:


This quote sounds like something Sinclair Lewis might have said or written, but the Sinclair Lewis Society has never been able to find this exact quote although we've been asked a number of times. Here are passages from two books Lewis wrote that at least hint at the quote attributed to him.

From It Can't Happen Here: "But he saw too that in America the struggle was befogged by the fact that the worst Fascists were they who disowned the word 'Fascism' and preached enslavement to Capitalism under the style of Constitutional and Traditional Native American Liberty."

From Gideon Planish: "I just wish people wouldn't quote Lincoln or the Bible, or hang out the flag or the cross, to cover up something that belongs more to the bank-book and the three golden balls."


BornRightTheFirstTime 20:17, 20 June 2009 (UTC)

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  • Fascism is a religion. The twentieth century will be known in history as the century of Fascism.
  • Fascism was really the basis for the New Deal. It was Mussolini's success in Italy, with his government-directed economy, that led the early New Dealers to say "But Mussolini keeps the trains running on time."
  • Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims but by the way it kills them.

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"Huey Long once said, 'Fascism will come to America in the name of anti-fascism.' I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security." - Jim Garrison [Playboy interview, October 1967.