A little over hundred years ago, Mussolini came to power. Since then his politics has become almost the 'ideal type' of fascism. 1/5
Need to understand that post-Mussolini, fascism will arise not necessarily openly or as ideal type, but in hidden and partial forms. But the damage will always be there ..2/5
Most dangerously, over past six or seven decades, fascism often mixes with democracy--producing many fascist elements WITHOUT abandoning democracy as an apparent cover. 3/5
This means, for democracies, fascism is not something outside but internal to it. This is more difficult to identify and counter. 4/5
Therefore politics and analyses need to focus on democracy and its assessment/ protection/ reform ....5/5
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