Best Quotes About Fascism

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

The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War. -Jim Bunning

But let there be no misunderstanding. The war against terror is every bit as important as our fight against fascism in World War II. Or our struggle against the spread of Communism during the Cold War. -Jim Bunning

I'm afraid, based on my own experience, that fascism will come to America in the name of national security. -Jim Garrison

In Italy, the country where fascism was born, we have a particular relation with the Holocaust, but as a turning point in history it belongs to everybody in the world. It is a part of humanity. -Roberto Benigni

You begin to realize that hypocrisy is not a terrible thing when you see what overt fascism is compared to sort of covert, you know, communal politics which the Congress has never been shy of indulging in. -Arundhati Roy

There's more than a few remnants left in German welfare policy today. Many Germans eagerly condemn Hitler's fascism but won't examine the other reasons why the Third Reich succeeded for a season. -Suzanne Fields

The great leaders of the second world war alliance, Franklin Roosevelt and Winston Churchill, understood the twin sides of destruction and salvation. Their war aims were not only to defeat fascism, but to create a world of shared prosperity. -Jeffrey Sachs

Well let's see; I'm not obsessed with… I like Walt Disney except that you know, except for the horrible fascism. I love the art of it. I like a lot of things I don't agree with and that's one of them. -Mark Morris

The American fascists are most easily recognized by their deliberate perversion of truth and fact. Their newspapers and propaganda carefully cultivate every fissure of disunity, every crack in the common front against fascism. -Henry A. Wallace

The European brand of fascism will probably present its most serious postwar threat to us via Latin America. -Henry A. Wallace

The worldwide, agelong struggle between fascism and democracy will not stop when the fighting ends in Germany and Japan. -Henry A. Wallace

After two world wars, the collapse of fascism, nazism, communism and colonialism and the end of the cold war, humanity has entered a new phase of its history. -Hans Kung

In my speeches, I always condemned communism, national-socialism and fascism. -Jean-Marie Le Pen

Eroding solidarity paradoxically makes a society more susceptible to the construction of substitute collectives and fascisms of all kinds. -Elfriede Jelinek

We tend to think about fascism in terms of the Second World War. -Ian Hart

Fascism is fascism. Terrorism is terrorism. Oppression is oppression. -Harry Belafonte

England and Greece are friends. English blood was shed on Greek soil in the war against fascism, and Greeks gave their lives to protect English pilots. -Melina Mercouri

The character and fight against fascism moved centre stage when, in 1936, Franco attempted to overthrow by force the Popular Front Government of Republican Spain. -Bill Alexander

We have lived through the flood time of fascism and of the nazism which ran its meteoric course at a cost to mankind in suffering and waste beyond all computation. -Emily Greene Balch

No government fights fascism to destroy it. When the bourgeoisie sees that power is slipping out of its hands, it brings up fascism to hold onto their privileges. -Buenaventura Durruti

We are ready to end fascism once and for all, even in spite of the Republican government. -Buenaventura Durruti

The struggle is so great that the triumph over fascism alone is worth the sacrifice of our lives. -Federica Montseny

These code authorities could regulate production, quantities, qualities, prices, distribution methods, etc., under the supervision of the NRA. This was fascism. -John T. Flynn

Our National Guard, as I think everybody knows, has provided about 40 percent of the boots on the ground in Iraq and in the conflict against Islamofascism. They went into that battle, being called up for their national security service, short of equipment. -Kit Bond

India has indeed a great and free future before her, in which she can make her special contribution to the well-being of mankind. The first and indispensable part of that contribution is to work with the United Nations for the defeat of fascism and of brutal aggression. -Stafford Cripps

Green politics at its worst amounts to a sort of Zen fascism; less extreme, it denounces growth and seeks to stop the world so that we can all get off. -Chris Patten

I believe that political correctness can be a form of linguistic fascism, and it sends shivers down the spine of my generation who went to war against fascism. -P. D. James

The stories from Iran's present and past are reminders that freedom, democracy and human rights, or fundamentalism, fascism and terrorism are not geographically and culturally determined, but universal. -Azar Nafisi

My libertarian friends are probably getting a little upset now but I think that's because they never appreciate the benefits of local fascism. -Ann Coulter

I remember saying goodbye to my father the night he left to join the Navy. He didn't have to. He was older than other servicemen and had a family to support but he wanted to be a part of the fight against fascism, not just make movies about it. I admired this about him. -Jane Fonda

Russia is classic fascism. -Daniel Silva

I try not to pay any attention to clothes fascism and I'd rather be thought of as someone who has his own sense of style. -Michael Sheen

There are words bandied about that are being misused – words like 'socialism,' words like 'communism,' words like 'fascism.' -Jim Leach

My father's generation's crisis was fighting fascism. Ours is fighting climate change. It is much harder because you can't see it, it is not an obvious threat. But the solution is in our hands. -Nicholas Stern

Every award for me is important because it means a slap against militarism and fascism in Indonesia. -Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Any society where it's a crime or a hassle to be different is a society based on psychological fascism. -David Icke

The one thing with writing stories about the rise of fascism is that if you wait long enough, you'll almost certainly be proved right. Fascism is like a hydra – you can cut off its head in the Germany of the '30s and '40s, but it'll still turn up on your back doorstep in a slightly altered guise. -Alan Moore

It's unfortunate that a certain type of stripped-down classicism became the in-house architectural language for 20th-century fascism. Can an architectural language recover from such an association? Yes, I think it can, because in the end what you're talking about is a column and beam. -David Chipperfield

It is dangerous when you start calling people from one part of the world terrorists or fanatic, and you reduce them to some abstract notion. If evil has a geographical place, and if the evil has a name, that is the beginning of fascism. Real life is not this way. You have fanatics and narrow-minded people everywhere. -Marjane Satrapi

I've always been very interested in political violence. When I finished high school, I did a small dissertation about political violence and fascism in Italy. -Loretta Napoleoni

There is no such thing as Russian fascism. You won't find a single Russian who considers Russians to be a superior race and who advocate expulsion of aliens. -Vladimir Zhirinovsky

Benito Mussolini created the word 'fascism.' He defined it as 'the merging of the state and the corporation.' He also said a more accurate word would be 'corporatism.' This was the definition in Webster's up until 1987 when a corporation bought Webster's and changed it to exclude any mention of corporations. -Adam McKay

The 20th century was a test bed for big ideas – fascism, communism, the atomic bomb. -P. J. O'Rourke

During the New Deal, people thought to be liberal was to reject socialism on one extreme and fascism on the other, and to preserve capitalism through regulation and a social safety net. -Noah Feldman

When you mix fashion and politics, you get fascism. Politics have fashion, and it's bad; fashion has politics, that are ugly. -Nate Lowman

Every age has found some alternative to American values appealing. The number of Western intellectuals enamored of fascism and all the various expressions of Marxism was legion. -Dennis Prager

I have never written that there is a threat of fascism in America. I always considered the idea overwrought. But now I believe there really is such a threat – and it will come draped not in an American flag, but in the name of tolerance and health. -Dennis Prager

I am not like Hitchcock, directing the reaction of the public or the audience. I don't like that. I think this is some kind of fascism – 'You need to react like that.' No. No. It's not like this; everyone needs to react as he can. -Alejandro Jodorowsky

As with fascism, the rise of Islamic totalitarianism has partly to do with its populist appeal to the class resentments of an economically oppressed population and to anger at political subordination and humiliation. -Ellen Willis

I'm a great aficionado of history. I was deeply affected by seeing the disintegration of any chance of democracy coping with fascism in the Weimar republic, where woolly-minded, well-meaning liberalism actually allowed the forces of darkness to use democracy, to exploit democracy, to overturn democracy. -David Blunkett

I do not accept being a prisoner of fear. Of Communism, of fascism. That, one can bear. But of one's fear. No. Never. -Adam Michnik

Most Hungarians know what it was to live in a dictatorship; some are old enough to have known both fascism and communism. No one wants to go back to that. -Tibor Fischer

Ukippers are the kinds of fools who haven't noticed they're sleep-walking towards fascism. Many UKIP candidates are of the age when their parents fought in the Second World War. -Robert Webb

There is a liberal fascism that is dedicated to going after believing Christians who follow the biblical teaching on marriage. -Ted Cruz

The only certainty we have is that those who are certain of a way to arrive at worldly salvation, are committed enough to organize around this, and seek power to enforce it, will invariably descend into a bloody totalitarian fascism. -Maajid Nawaz

Unity in faith is theocracy; unity in politics is fascism. -Maajid Nawaz

The advertising men made it clear that there were two ways of looking at ideas in a war against fascism. Those of us who were working on the project believed ideas were to be fought for; the advertising men believed they were to be sold. The audience, those at home in wartime, were not 'citizens' or 'people.' They were 'customers.' -Muriel Rukeyser

Where did Keynes stand on overt fascism? From the scattered information now available, it should come as no surprise that Keynes was an enthusiastic advocate of the 'enterprising spirit' of Sir Oswald Mosley, the founder and leader of British fascism, in calling for a comprehensive 'national economic plan' in late 1930. -Murray Rothbard

It is thanks to men and women who were totally committed to fighting fascism, people like Alan Turing, that the horrors of the Holocaust and of total war are part of Europe's history and not Europe's present. -Gordon Brown

The answer to neofascism is stopping neoliberalism. Putting another Clinton in the White House will fan the flames of this right-wing extremism. We have known that for a long time ever since Nazi Germany. We are going to stand up to Donald Trump and to stand up to Hillary Clinton! -Jill Stein

Millions of people gave their lives fighting fascism and imperialism, but Pearl Harbor was the event that forever changed the course of human history. -Sam Graves

Churchill didn't dance around the Nazis; he called it fascism. -Michael McCaul

I'm against genocide. I'm against fascism. I'm willing to fight against them so that, in that sense, I think one can still be committed to justice and committed to peace but recognize the circumstances under which one does have to fight. -Cornel West

Neofascism in the United States takes the form of big money, big banks, big corporations, tied to xenophobic scapegoating of the vulnerable, like Mexicans and Muslims and women and black folk, and militaristic policies abroad, with strongman, charismatic, autocratic personality, and that's what Donald Trump is. -Cornel West

We in America were worried about many problems dealing with economic inequality and political inequality. The Communist Party seemed to be the only political force, both concerned and willing, to take action to stop the threat of fascism abroad and to work for economic and political reform in this country. -Sidney Buchman

It's a very unpleasant topic. But we are in an outright war against jihadist Islamic fascism. And this war is, is, I think, metastasizing, almost far quicker than governments can handle it… We have Boko Haram and other groups that will eventually partner with ISIS in this global war. -Steve Bannon

Americans do not want to think that there is an alternative to what we have. Therefore, as soon as you say 'fascism' or whatever it might be, then the American response is to say 'no' because we lack the categories that allow us to think outside of the box that we are no longer in. -Timothy D. Snyder

Americans are no wiser than the Europeans who saw democracy yield to fascism, Nazism, or communism. Our one advantage is that we might learn from their experience. -Timothy D. Snyder

The fact that Facebook presents facial recognition programmes as a desirable development, well, that in itself is a decisive step toward fascism, as far as I'm concerned. -Christoph Waltz

Either we learn to live together and embrace the complexity of life, or we will end up with fascism again and destroy ourselves. -Sebastian Lelio

In England, there just isn't that fascism of beauty and physicality or whatever. You don't have to look like a gym bunny, all buffed up and a size two. You're not judged the way you are in the States. -Alex Kingston

It was important to feel that you were resisting the fascism around you. But we had no electricity to watch movies. We were imagining our movies. -Jasmila Zbanic

I hate Yeats! A lot of his poems are not very good, but some are obviously okay. But how has he become this sort of emblem of literary Irishness when he was this horrible man? He was a huge fan of Mussolini. He was really into fascism. He believed deeply in the idea of a 'noble class' who are superior by birth to the plebs. -Sally Rooney

Our country's liberation struggle arose as a consequence of the contradiction between colonized and colonizers, between exploited and exploiters. Reformist patterns of nationalist pressure were precluded by the very nature of colonial fascism. -Samora Machel

We can't have the DNC deciding how big companies behave. That's called fascism. -Gavin McInnes

I think the BJP is a joke. It is a party of semi-literates and has fascist tendencies. Such a party can never have real roots in India because Hinduism is the antithesis of fascism. -Subramanian Swamy

You cannot appease fascism by meeting it in the middle; you cannot beat racism by indulging or excusing it. -Mehdi Hasan

I served in World War II in our fight to defeat fascism. -Carl Reiner

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