David Pryce-Jones

Kooks & Conservatives

Hurrah for the Blackshirts!

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In the Thirties, fascism and Communism fought a battle of Tweedledum and Tweedledee. Common to both ideologies are contempt for liberal democracy, belief in the primacy of the state over the individual, the necessity of a supreme leader, and a party to ensure that his outlook becomes law by whatever violent means might be required. Anti-Semitism is a tried and tested extra.

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