An aphorism is nothing else but the slightest
form of writing raised to the highest level of expressive communication. Carl William Brown





Fascism is not in itself a new order of society. It is the future refusing to be born.


Aneurin Bevan (1897-1960, British politician)


I have often thought that if a rational Fascist dictatorship were to exist, then it would choose the American system.


Noam Chomsky (1928-, American linguist, political activist)


He who joyfully marches to music in rank and file has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would fully suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, senseless brutality, deplorable love-of-country stance, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action! It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.


Albert Einstein (1879-1955, German-born American physicist)


The strategic adversary is fascism... the fascism in us all, in our heads and in our everyday behavior, the fascism that causes us to love power, to desire the very thing that dominates and exploits us.


Michel Foucault (1926-1984, French essayist, philosopher)


We enter parliament in order to supply ourselves, in the arsenal of democracy, with its own weapons. If democracy is so stupid as to give us free tickets and salaries for this bear's work, that is its affair. We do not come as friends, nor even as neutrals. We come as enemies. As the wolf bursts into the flock, so we come.


Paul Joseph Goebbels (1897-1945, German Nazi propaganda minister)


Our movement took a grip on cowardly Marxism and from it extracted the meaning of socialism. It also took from the cowardly middle-class parties their nationalism. Throwing both into the cauldron of our way of life there emerged, as clear as a crystal, the synthesis -- German National Socialism.


Hermann Goering (1893-1946, Nazi military leader)


AS A MIND, who the hell else is there left for me to take an interest IN??


Ezra Pound (1885-1972, American poet, critic)


Fascism is a European inquietude. It is a way of knowing everything -- history, the State, the achievement of the proletarianization of public life, a new way of knowing the phenomena of our epoch.


J. A. Primo De Rivera (1903-1936, Spanish politician)


Fascism is not defined by the number of its victims, but by the way it kills them.


Jean-Paul Sartre (1905-1980, French writer, philosopher)


Fascism was a counter-revolution against a revolution that never took place.


Ignazio Silone (1900-1978, Italian novelist)


Fascism is capitalism plus murder.


Upton Sinclair (1878-1968, American novelist, social reformer)


Fascism is nothing but capitalist reaction.


Leon Trotsky (1879-1940, Russian revolutionary)


That which the Fascists hate above all else, is intelligence.


Miguel De Unamuno (1864-1936, Spanish philosophical writer)


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