My own perferred terminology is statism. And Hitler was pretty clearly statist just as communists and socialists are also statists. And beyond trying to put more and more control in the hands of a central government to me the difference between Royalists, Communists, Socialists, Hitlerites etc is basically window dressing. Call it right or left or whatever, it is trying to amass power as you say but you are wrong to say his core aims were right-wing.
His core aim was the same as any tyrant, power. That is true of tyrants in Africa and the middle East today. It was true of the Soviet Bloc. It was true of Hitler, the Japanese militarists and Franco. Was true of the devine right kings. It has been true in theocracies throughtout history.
And I agree, the headline writer is clearly another lefty showing us how right Ann Coulter is. She could not have published at a better time.
posted on 07/24/2003 11:58:21 PM PDT
Thanks, I like your perspective. The common enemy is statism, no matter what its form or the terms the people who crave its power use to beguile their happless victims and enablers.
posted on 07/25/2003 12:19:19 AM PDT
I see we are on the same page.
posted on 07/25/2003 4:48:53 AM PDT
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