Rare footage of the infamous Italian Fascist leader Benito Mussolini.
b. Economic Instability.Economic instability played a prominent role in the rise of fascismwherever it was successful,and was moreperilous to the middle classes than to the lower classes (who had little tolose) or the upper classes (who were insulated from its effects).Demographic analyses of fascist partymembership (Mann, op. cit.) shows quite clearly that members were on the wholeyounger and better educated than population means – precisely those who wouldbe most likely to have their opportunities blocked by economic instability.
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Fascism | Definition of Fascism by Merriam-Webster
After reviewing the works ofthese and many other authors, together with sundry primary historical and sociological sources, Ithink the following definition best captures the etiology and ontology offascism.
Fascism - definition of fascism by The Free Dictionary
Thus, whenMussolini referred to a "corporate state", he meant organizingmanagement and labor into syndicates under the thumb of the Duce. This was rule corporations -- an expedient but certainly not a definingcharacteristic of fascism.