A form of political behavior marked by obsessive preoccupation with
community decline (see Harris or Sykes), humiliation or victimhood (see The War On Christmas and Your Liberal Media) and by compensatory cults of unity (see AFP, CFG, WIL, and CRG), energy and purity, in which a mass-based party of committed nationalist militants, working in uneasy but effective collaboration with traditional elites (i.e. banks and oil companies), abandons democratic liberties (P.A.T.R.I.O.T. Act) and pursues with redemptive violence and without ethical or legal restraints goals of internal cleansing and external expansion (The GWOT)." [Robert O. Paxton, "The Anatomy of Fascism," 2004]
Monday, July 07, 2008
Definition and Clarification
Some are struggling this morning with defining their own constituency. I offer this clarification from Online Etymology Dictionary via dictionary.com Annotation and linkage are mine: "