But I will take exception to his improper use of terminology...
The NAZIs were National Socialists and they were German. The Fascists were Italian... This common confusion of the two is a Stalinist invention (Stalin was a Soviet Socialist).
In order to lose any association with National Socialism and Soviet Socialism, the Left has deliberately mislabeled the NAZIs (National Socialists) as Fascists.
The term "NAZI" is not the name of that political party in the 1930s Germany, it is an acronym...
To: Sir Francis Dashwood
There's a bit more to it than that. While the Nazis were 'National Socialist', the political-economic relationship in Germany was very much fascist.
I do agree there has been an intentional muddling of terms, done primarily IMHO to disassociate the idea of the State over the individual. In fact, the political element of socialism and fascism is almost alike--both require a authoritarian or totalitarian political system in order to for their systems to work.
The economic difference between socialism and fascism is in one, the State owns the means of production while in the other there is private ownership, but it is regulated heavily by the State (who directs the output). Sometimes, fascism is associated with the term corporatism.
In the US, I would posit there is a form of creeping corporatism--just look at the similarities between the re-interpretation of eminent domain, and the Nazi policy of property seizure without compensation.
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