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Concentration camps aren't the prime symptom of fascism. Propaganda on an industrial scale and a value system that condemns ordinary people to unemployment, crime and starvation are quite enough.

I still like Merkel's version of fascism better than I like Mussolini's. It involves markedly fewer people getting shot and dumped in a shallow grave.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Tue Aug 30th, 2011 at 08:30:28 AM EST
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There are countries on the far fringes of Europe where that might not be as true as it is in Germany.

The problem with fascism is that it sets a precedent for exactly that kind of development.

We're not there yet, but ten more years of constitutional austerity are hardly likely to make Europe a more stable and law abiding place.

by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Tue Aug 30th, 2011 at 09:11:47 AM EST
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