What is fascism and where does it lurk?

I am not sure you’ll find a more perfect (and hilarious) definition of fascism than the one provided by the Online Etymology Dictionary: It begs the question: if everyone is being called a fascist, then who are the real fascists? I am no political scientist, so I knew that answering this question would require a bit of research into the history and philosophy of fascism to determine which contemporary ideology is the closest match. The obvious place to start was with the origin of fascism in 1920s Italy, but first let’s trace the philosophy back to its roots.

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