Fascism watch


"All effective propaganda must be limited to a very few points and must harp on these in slogans until the last member of the public understands what you want him to understand."

Adolf Hitler


What is Fascism ?

Fascism: the Real Story - excerpted from the book Contrary Notions by Michael Parenti

Fascism - wikipedia.org
What is Fascism - Benito Mussolini, 1932

Fascism - definition, origins, characteristics, fascist state, corporative state
Fascism Anyone? - the 14 characteristics of Fascism
Fascism - characteristics
What is Fascism ?

International Fascism 1920-1945 - by Walter Laqueur and George Mosse
The Rise of Nazism in Germany

Fascism in America
Neo-fascism in America

"fascism - A system of government that exercises a dictatorship of the extreme right, typically through the merging of state and business leadership, together with belligerent nationalism."

American Heritage Dictionary, 1983

The Christian Right and the Rise of American Fascism - Chris Hedges



Wall Street and the Rise of Hitler - Anthony Sutton

"I am not a dictator. I have only simplified democracy."

Adolf Hitler

The End of America - Letter of Warning to a Young Patriot - Naomi Wolf

"We will overthrow Parliament in a legal way through legal means. Democracy will be overthrown with the tools of democracy."

Adolf Hitler

Friendly Fascism - Bertram Gross
The new face of power in America

" Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of State and corporate power."

Benito Mussolini

Blowback - Christopher Simpson
America's recruitment of Nazis, and its disastrous effect on our domestic and foreign policy

" The liberty of a democracy is not safe if the people tolerate the growth of private power to the point where it becomes stronger than the democratic state itself. That in its essence is fascism - ownership of government by an individual, by a group or any controlling private power. "

President Franklin Delano Roosevelt - on the threat to democracy by corporate power

Trading with the Enemy - Charles Higham
The Nazi - American Money Plot 1933-1949

"The tycoons were linked by an ideology: the ideology of Business as Usual. Bound by identical reactionary ideas, the members sought a common future in fascist domination regardless of which world leader might further that ambition."

Charles Higham, Trading with the Enemy

The Splendid Blond Beast - Christopher Simpson
Money, Law and Genocide in the Twentieth Century

"A number of financial and industrial figures of World War II and several members of the government served the cause of money before the cause of patriotism. While aiding the United States' war effort, they also aided Nazi Germany's."

Charles Higham, Trading with the Enemy

The Washington Connection & Third World Fascism - Noam Chomsky & Edward Herman

"Several of the greatest American corporate leaders were in league with Nazi corporations before and after Pearl Harbor, including I.G. Farben, the colossal Nazi industrial trust that created Auschwitz. "

Charles Higham, Trading with the Enemy

The American Axis - Henry Ford, Charles Lindbergh, and Rise of Third Reich - Max Wallace

"To oppose the policies of a government does not mean you are against the country or the people that the government supposedly represents. Such opposition should be called what it really is: democracy, or democratic dissent, or having a critical perspective about what your leaders are doing. Either we have the right to democratic dissent and criticism of these policies or we all lie down and let the leader, the Fuhrer, do what is best, while we follow uncritically, and obey whatever he commands. That's just what the Germans did with Hitler, and look where it got them."

Michael Parenti, author

The "Good German" syndrome

fascism - a political philosophy, movement, or regime that exalts nation and often race above the individual and that stands for a centralized autocratic government headed by a dictatorial leader, severe economic and social regimentation, and forcible suppression of opposition

Merriam Webster dictionary

Philosophic Roots of Modern Ideology - Liberalism / Fascism / Nazism

"We stand for the maintenance of private property... We shall protect free enterprise as the most expedient, or rather the sole possible economic order."

Adolph Hitler

Fascism - Past, Present and Future - W Laqueur

"You don't need a totalitarian dictatorship like Hitler's to get by with murder ... you can do it in a democracy as long as the Congress and the people Congress is supposed to represent don't give a damn?"

William Shirer

Anatomy of Fascism - Robert O. Paxton

"Through clever and constant application of propaganda, people can be made to see paradise as hell, and also the other way around to consider the most wretched sort of life as paradise. "

Adolp HItler

Fascism- a very short introduction - Kevin Passmore

"It would be easy for us, if we do not learn to understand the world and appreciate the rights, privileges and duties of all other countries and peoples, to represent in our power the same danger to the world that Fascism did."

Ernest Hemingway

Facts and Fascism - George Seldes - Chapters 1 & 2

"If fascism ever came to the United States, it would be wrapped in an American flag."

Huey Long

The George Seldes Reader


Twentieth Century Dictatorships

" People need to watch what they say, watch what they do. "

Ari Fleischer, former Bush White House Press Secretary, 2001

"It Can't Happen Here" - Sinclair Lewis's 1935 novel - book review

'The great masses of the people will more easily fall victims of a big lie than a small one."

Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf

The New McCarthyism

The New McCarthyism - The Progressive
The New McCarthyism
The Legacy of McCarthyism
Bringing Back McCarthyism
The New McCarthyism - Resist

"Fascism is on the march today in America. Millionaires are marching to the tune. It will come in this country unless a strong defense is set up by all liberal and progressive forces... A clique of U.S. industrialists is hell-bent to bring a fascist state to supplant our democratic government, and is working closely with the fascist regime in Germany and Italy. Aboard ship a prominent executive of one of America's largest financial corporations told me point blank that if the progressive trend of the Roosevelt administration continued, he would be ready to take definite action to bring fascism to America."

former U.S. ambassador to Germany William Dodd in 1938

Silencing Political Dissent
Terrorism and the Constitution
The Law of Posse Comitatus



The Washington Connection and Third World Fascism (book excerpt)
Fascist Trends in the United States
Under Cover: My Four Years in the Nazi Underworld in America

Letter From Italy
Citizen Kane on Steroids - Berlusconi wins, democracy loses in Italy
Fascism's Face in Genoa
Fascism in Genoa
Mussolini's Ghost
Bush and Hitler: Is History Repeating Itself?
Inverted Totalitarianism - Bush Administration & transformation to a fascist state
A Whiff of Fascism
Fear Can Turn Us All Into 'Good Germans.' - We Must Resist It (2/02)
Support for Hitler (or Fascism) in the United States (12/04)

The Good Germans (Nazi Era) And The Good Americans (Today) (3/04)
The Longest Hatred - the Jews (10/04)
Good Americans and the Good Germans under Hitler (2/05)
Fascism then. Fascism now? (11/05)
Echoes of Fascism: Rhetoric We've Heard Before (2/06)
The US and the Nazis (2/06)
American Fascism Is on the Rise (10/06)
Power to the People (In Suits) - How a whole new kind of business lobby is a threat to democracy (11/06)
Fascist America in 10 easy steps (4/07)
Blueprint for Dictatorship (4/07)

Hitler's Carmaker: The Inside Story of How General Motors Helped Mobilize the Third Reich (5/07)
Imperialism and Fascism are on the Rise in the USA (7/07)
Fascist America, in 10 easy steps (8/07)
"Amerika Über Alles" - Our Nazi Nation (10/07)
Remembering the Hollywood 10 (10/07)
"The End of America": Naomi Wolf Warns U.S. in Slow Descent into Fascism - Amy Goodman interview (11/07)
Creeping Fascism: Lessons From the Past (12/07)
The Abraham Lincoln Brigade - A profile in courage, honor and hope (12/07)
Has America become Fascist? (7/08)
A Little Red Light on Israeli Fascism (4/09)
Fascism Needs an Enemy [Israel] (7/09)
Fascist America: Are We There Yet? (8/09)



Domestic covert action in US (COINTELPRO) in the 60s

"No other democratic country in the world denies as many people - in absolute or proportional terms - the right to vote because of felony convictions."

Human Rights Watch - "World Report 1999, United States"

Domestic covert action in US in the 70s

"More than I00 countries have now abolished the death penalty in law or practice ... Against the global trend towards abolition, however, the U.S.A. has relentlessly increased its rate of executions and the number of crimes punishable by death."

Amnesty International "United States of America- Rights for All," October 1998

Domestic covert action in US in the 80s

" The USA has been quick to voice its condemnation of human rights violations in some other countries and to stress, by contrast, the wealth of civil and political rights which it guarantees within its borders . . . however, it has failed to deliver these rights to many of its people and there are signs that, unless urgent steps are taken, these rights will be further eroded . "

Amnesty International

Domestic covert action in US in the 90s

Democracy and Society

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