Re: Godwin's Law

Wed, 27 Jan 1999 12:08:18 -0500 (EST)

Subject: Re: Godwin's Law
Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 12:08:18 -0500 (EST)

Actually it occurred to me after my last post that somebody might say:
'you missed Jose-Maria Aznar's government in Spain - there's an example
of neo-Fascism gaining control of a whole European country'. But while
it is true that Aznar's party is descended from the Falange, Roger
Eatwell makes the case that Falangism in Spain was actually
authoritarian conservative and not fascist. Eatwell doesn't mention
the case of Peronism in Argentina, which would seem to me to have been
distinctly fascistic in its heydey. But the Peronist party who are in
power currently in Argentina are operating a laissez-faire capitalist
system complete with privatizations of public assets etc, which is a
long way indeed from classical fascism (and a long way from Peron too),
so despite the history of his party, Carlos Menem can't be labelled a


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