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Beware of Self-Fascism

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Fascism is a political theory advocating an authoritarian hierarchical government.

To me as a linguist, fascism means a trait of an outside body, group of people, government. Speaking about self-facism sounds like speaking about self-communism. A word that describes a group is suddenly applied to a single individual - does not work. Sterness, strictness, demanding would be more descriptive words.

Leave fascism to history and WWII.

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Clifford N. Lazarus, Ph.D., is Clinical Director of The Lazarus Institute.


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