Re: Godwin's Law

Lloyd Robertson (
Wed, 27 Jan 1999 21:51:47 -0600

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Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 21:51:47 -0600
From: Lloyd Robertson <>
Subject: Re: Godwin's Law
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At 12:08 PM 27/01/99 -0500, BMSDGATH wrote:
>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
I thought fascists could be described as authoritarian conservative
capitalists. Did I miss something?


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