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Second wave of fascism

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By Michael Bergmann

Fascism can be defined as a post-monarchical form of authoritarian nationalism, and is usually placed on the far right of the political spectrum. It had, until recently, been considered a phenomenon of European history that arose around the time of World War I, quickly gained popularity and power in some countries ― even seemed "successful" by some measures ― before finally leading to disaster.

After 1945, fascism seemed to have been buried under the ashes of World War II. It looked like a single monstrous wave, a political tsunami, which disappeared as monumentally as it had appeared. A critical history education seemed to be a good vaccine guaranteeing sufficient immunity in post-war populations. But when........

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