Saturday, November 14, 2009


"FIRST SHOCK: Fascism is probably the first anti-snob movement that has occurred in this peninsula since the days of Cato the younger." -- Ezra Pound, 'Jefferson and/or Mussolini'

"Fascism was born to inspire a faith not of the Right (which at bottom aspires to conserve everything, even injustice) or of the Left (which at bottom aspires to destroy everything, even goodness), but a collective, integral, national faith." -- José Antonio Primo de Rivera

"What a man! I have lost my heart! ... Fascism has rendered a service to the entire world... If I were Italian, I am sure I would have been with you entirely from the beginning of your victorious struggle against the bestial appetites and passion of Leninism." -- Winston Churchill on Benito Mussolini

"Fascism is capitalism in decay." -- Vladimir Lenin

"So this is fascism: a dangerous and aggressive movement, with even more dangerous and aggressive enemies. I'm afraid there are not a lot of good guys in this awful century, the 20th." -- Unqualified Reservations

"... the Ur-Fascist hero craves heroic death, advertised as the best reward for a heroic life. The Ur-Fascist hero is impatient to die. In his impatience, he more frequently sends other people to death." -- Umberto Eco, '14 Ways of Looking at a Blackshirt'

"Anti-Fascism is the new Fascism." -- ?

"Fascism is... most misused, and over-used word of our times." -- Richard Griffiths, 2005