11 May, 2010

What is Fascism (part twelve)

"Fascism is best defined as a revolutionary form of nationalism, one that sets out to be a political, social and ethical revolution, welding the ‘people’ into a dynamic national community under new elites infused with heroic values. The core myth that inspires this project is that only a populist, trans-class movement of purifying, cathartic national rebirth (palingenesis) can stem the tide of decadence”

— Roger Griffin, Nature of Fascism, New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1991, p. xi

1 comment:

Nick said...

Sarah Palingenesis?