Hypothetically, if Mussolini’s grand daughter says her grandfather is fascist and right wing, would you believe her?
- FoofaLv 78 months ago
Not "hypothetically", considering how many people think Alessandra Mussolini is herself a Fascist I don't know that I'd trust her to know one when she sees one.
- LiliLv 78 months ago
As a historian, one of whose fields of specialization is Italy (I also lived there and speak Italian), I don't need Alessandra Mussolini or any of Mussolini's other descendants to tell me that.
He was, indeed, a fascist, and fascists are, by definition, reactionary and right-wing. In fact, the description "right-wing fascist" is redundant.
- RICKLv 78 months ago
Well he was, however since he is long dead saying "is" is the wrong tense
- EarleenLv 68 months ago
That would be true, but the comparison is to a communist who is left wing. Not to a conservative. You are playing a game of interposing economics and government structure which is inaccurate and misleading. The true comparison is communist to a Nazi or Fascist. Which is the original comparison starting about 1900. Note that all 3 have dictators, Stalin, Hitler, Mussolini. Likewise, the economics is a comparison between communism and socialism, i.e. Stalin compared Hitler and Mussolini. Mussolini was right of communist Stalin, but Mussolini was a socialist. It is not a comparison to conservative, capitalist or democracy/republic. If you will note, present day Europe is pretty much socialist economics along the same frame work of Hitler and Mussolini. If anyone knows the details of it, it would be fun to know.
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- Harry ButtsLv 68 months ago
The term "right wing" used to describe fascists has little in common with the same term applied to modern American conservatives.
The social and economic policies of fascism read like the platforms of the Democratic Party candidates for 2020.
- Godless GazooLv 78 months ago
Fascists were to the right some ways and to the left others. So no....I wouldn't just take one person's word. At their heart they were authoritarian and socialists who took over the economy. They were more left than right from what I see.
- SquidmasterLv 78 months ago
For a start, the statement would be incorrect because its in the present tense, therefoire impossible he's dead.
Second it would be on dodgy ground if the granddaughter never met him. Or did not know him anywhere near well enough. If she is as ill-informed as the rest of the population on a matter, she can't speak on it with any greater clarity than anyone else.
Being a blood relation does not make you a better judge of a persons character. It gives you ACCESS, but if that access is not used then nothing can come of it.
- KjelstadLv 68 months ago
I don't really care what she says. He was a right wing fascist.
- wowserLv 58 months ago
Of course she would only be stating the facts
- ZirpLv 78 months ago
only a newspeak-artist would claim otherwise