Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Fascism is alive and well

Fintan O'Toole wote an excellent piece in 'The Irish Times' yesterday on fascism.

Unfortunately this blog is unable to download the link to the article.

Here's the opening paragraph:

To call the self-styled “alt-right” neo-fascist is a bit of an exaggeration. But the overstatement doesn’t lie in the fascist part. It’s the neo that is a bit of a stretch. Like most viruses, fascism adapts itself to changing environments. We should not expect it to look the same in a 21st century globalised liberal democracy as it looked in traumatised European societies struggling with the aftermath of the first World War and the onset of the Great Depression.

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