Just what does this word Fascist mean, Henry? (Mar, 1938)
Everyone knows what a fascist is, right?
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“the quintessential liberal fascist isn’t an SS storm trooper; it is a female grade-school teacher with an education degree from Brown or Swarthmore,”
Just what does this word Fascist mean, Henry?
“It comes from Fasces, a bundle of rods and an ax that you see on this dime. Our New Merriam-Webster gives this interesting story about Fasces:”
“IN ANCIENT ROME this bundle of rods surrounding an ax was carried before a magistrate as his badge of authority. It symbolized his power to enforce the law through flogging or beheading. In Fascist Italy, the Fasces now stands for the unification of all the nation’s forces into a single powerful authority.”
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