REVIEW of REVIEWS

A Definition of Fascism

According to Premier Mussolini, It Is a Manner of Living in Which the State is All Important

MORNING POST (London) November 1 1932
REVIEW of REVIEWS

A Definition of Fascism

According to Premier Mussolini, It Is a Manner of Living in Which the State is All Important

MORNING POST (London) November 1 1932

A Definition of Fascism

According to Premier Mussolini, It Is a Manner of Living in Which the State is All Important

REVIEW of REVIEWS

MORNING POST (London)

A DEFINITION of what Fascism really is, states the Morning Post (London), is given by Premier Mussolini in the Italian Encyclopedia. According to the Premier: “Fascism is not in fact a doctrine but a manner of living. Fascism conceives life as a struggle in which it is the duty of the individual man first to conquer himself and so make himself a worthy instrument for service to himself, the nation and humanity.

“Life as conceived by Fascism is serious, austere and religious, and disdains ease and compromise. Fascism is against abstract individualism, materialism and utopias.

“Politically, Fascism is a realistic doctrine and aspires to solve on a practical basis all problems that arise. For the Fascist all is in

the State, and not’r.ig human or spiritual exists or has value utside the State.

“In this sense Fa ;cism is totalitarian, and interprets the whcb life of the nation. The people form the State as a people, and not as a majority of inTviduals. For this reason Fascism is against .Democracy, which equalizes people on the lower level of the majority and conceives people quantitatively and qualitatively.

“Fascism trains the individual and the nation to higher levels, and consequently it considers more than polities the development of the sense of discipline, authority and spirit. For this reason the Fascist symbol is the bundle of lictor rods, emblem of unity, strength and justice.”