As We Go Marching

The hallmarks of fascism are:

1) unrestrained government;
2) an absolute leader responsible to a single party;
3) a planned economy with nominal private ownership of the means of production;
4) bureaucracy and administrative “law”;
5) state control of the financial sector;
6) permanent economic manipulation via deficit spending;
7) militarism, and
8) imperialism

– John T. Flynn’s enumeration of generic fascism, written in 1944 after he surveyed the interwar policies of Fascist Italy and Nazi Germany, in As We Go Marching.

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