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  •  I agree. Soviet Union and modern (1+ / 0-)
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    "Communist" China can both be classified fascist. I read the memoirs of Nadezhda Mandelstam. In the 30s her husband and other dissidents were complaining that Stalin was a fascist.

    •  Dictatorships by definition cannot be (5+ / 0-)
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      miasmo, Matt Z, codairem, yaque, Azazello

      'liberal' or 'leftist' .. dictatorships are always from positions of anti-democracy, from authority.

      There is no such thing as 'liberal authoritarianism' - although the libertarian asshats on the right will complain about "The Nanny State".

      If a country wants to pass a law requiring people to wear seat belts when they travel in a car, that is not a 'dictatorship'. But to listen to the right wing extremists, it's clearly a sign of the coming Apocalypse.

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