Fascism: What is it? Who Started it?
March 20 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Presented by John Pinto The word fascism has regained considerable popular usage in recent years—both in America and abroad. It seems that it has become a favorite term to throw at one’s enemies. To call someone a fascist is intended as a severe form of condemnation. Unfortunately, the term is used so freely that it has lost its original meaning as a political ideology and has become an excellent example of imprecise language usage. We will attempt to define fascism, provide a summary of its history and try to provide some insight as to why, as a political movement, it so dominated our world in the first half of the 20th century. Much of the presentation will focus on Italy, the birthplace of fascism, and according to some, the only place where true fascism was practiced.