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p. 14910. Fascism and uslocked

  • Kevin Passmore

Abstract

‘Fascism and us’ considers whether fascism was a futile attempt to restore ‘traditional’ society, or helped, perhaps inadvertently, to bring into being the ‘modern’ world. Fascism is a contradictory set of interrelated and contested ideologies and practices that cannot easily be categorized in terms of binary opposites such as tradition and modernity or radical and reactionary. But if we cannot define fascism, how can we identify it and oppose it? To reduce the far right to its similarities with fascism risks obscuring what is new about it and diverting attention from the possibility that fascists may not be alone in advocating policies that others would regard as morally wrong.

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