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Um, A little clarification if you don't mind?

Posted by: Kweassa ( the Great March ) on October 28, 1999 at 00:59:14:

In Reply to: The United States of FDR was basically fascist. posted by DonS on October 27, 1999 at 00:58:29:

: The United States of FDR was basically fascist. As are the modern European democratic-socialist states.

Um, a little clarification if you please?

Ok, basically, "socialism" is many things, so I guess people actually CAN argue that the USA had their version of 'socialism', one different from any kind of 'socialism' that would eventually evolve in Europe during 18th~19th century. But people's definition of Fascism is pretty clear nowadays, and I don't see how the FDR government can be called 'fascist'. Nor with the Social Democracies of virtually every European state.

Or was that obviously a simple lassaize-faire rhetoric, calling every economic theories envolved with state intervention 'fascist' ?

: I mean that East Germany and the rest of the communist block were horrid places which no sane person would seek political asylum in.

Asylum - A place for people who is fed up with their homes where someone's out to hound you. Well, if indeed East Germany was such a horrid place... wouldn't that mean the West was also a nasty little hell? That - despite the horridness - Brecht had to choose East Germany as his asylum?

He he

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