Professor John Hall
Journal of Economic Literature Classification Codes
N24, N44, P48, P51
Benito Mussolini, Classical Fascism, Fascism, Neo-Fascism, Neo-Nazism, Post-Modern Fascism
This inquiry seeks to establish that fascism can appear in three forms. A classical fascist, a brutal and dominating figure, is autodidactic, having impressive and engaging oratory skills that effectively put forth their ideals to the working-class majority. Neo-fascists, or neo-Nazis, idolize Hitler and the society of Nazi Germany, being extremely radical and militant, they exist in small groups dispersed around the world. A post-modern fascist uses money and various forms of media to spread their ideologies to vulnerable members of society. Post-modern fascists project themselves as hard-working and tough, but they buy loyalty and pay others to do their bidding. Each form of fascism strives to regain a lost past, attempting to build new empires based upon fear, nationalism, racism, and false information.
© Lauren Sweger-Hollingsworth
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Sweger-Hollingsworth, Lauren. "Three Forms of Fascism, Working Paper No. 1", Portland State University Economics Working Papers. 1. (11 December 2018) i + 17 pages.