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She compares terrorists to fascists, saying they have the same will for power and disdain for individual liberty and worth.
  a political theory advocating an exceedingly nationalistic authoritarian government
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  • She compares terrorists to fascists, saying they have the same will for power and disdain for individual liberty and worth.
  • The Germans were already in the town, the Fascists were already in power, the verdict had already been pronounced, yet the Jews of Sighet continued to smile.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The Fascists are attacking Jewish shops and synagogues.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • The Budapest radio announced that the Fascist party had come into power.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night

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  • Of course we had heard about the Fascist, but they were still just an abstraction to us.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • They made us memorize and puke up more facts, write more useless essays according to a fascist essay formula and, above all, take tests to prepare for taking even more tests.
    Laurie Halse Anderson  --  The Impossible Knife of Memory
  • I’m not sure whether he’s serious or whether he’s just trying to keep the seniors in line, but there is no way I’m letting some fascist teacher ruin my chances of getting into BU.
    Lauren Oliver  --  Before I Fall
  • "And I don’t know, it just strikes me as a little fascist to take all that away."
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • Park’s dad had decided to be a fascist about Park’s driver’s license; he’d announced last night that Park had to learn to drive a stick first.
    Rainbow Rowell  --  Eleanor & Park
  • She’s already started her fascist regime by saying she has been told that some girls were not wearing their berets as they arrived at school.
    Louise Rennison  --  Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging

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  • They said that’s what happens when you let yourself get used by fascist pigs.
    Gary D. Schmidt  --  Okay for Now
  • I dwelt amidst the fascists and the flag-wavers in relative obscurity and I liked the students, who daily trooped into my class chewing gum and popping pimples.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Fanatics, Fascists.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Like a fascist organization or something.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • Just when I was all set to really start stashing it away, they had to manufacture fascism and start a war horrible enough to affect even me.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Swill from bloody Catholic fascist Spain.
    Frank McCourt  --  Angela’s Ashes
  • Even Fascists whom we must kill.
    Ernest Hemingway  --  For Whom the Bell Tolls
  • Crypto-fascism in Australia in Kangaroo (1923).
    Thomas C. Foster  --  How to Read Literature Like a Professor
  • "This place is a fascist snake pit," said Lisa.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • Vorster also championed the Sabotage Act of June 1962, which allowed for house arrests and more stringent bannings not subject to challenge in the court, restricting the liberties of citizens to those in the most extreme fascist dictatorships.
    Nelson Mandela  --  Long Walk to Freedom
  • They were all Hitler majors, members of the only class I still taught, Advanced Nazism, three hours a week, restricted to qualified seniors, a course of study designed to cultivate historical perspective, theoretical rigor and mature insight into the continuing mass appeal of fascist tyranny, with special emphasis on parades, rallies and uniforms, three credits, written reports.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • …because you’d miss cheerleading practice, and then she said she didn’t see why I didn’t go to Disneyworld since I’m not even that involved in extracurricular activities, and then Lilly started in about the Disneyfication of America and how Walt Disney was actually a fascist, and then everybody started wondering if it was really true about his body being cryogenically frozen under the castle in Anaheim, and then Mr. Gianini was like, could we please return to the Cartesian plane?
    Meg Cabot  --  The Princess Diaries
  • The word FASCISM has now no meaning except in so far as it signifies "something not desirable."
    George Orwell  --  Politics and the English Language
  • Musta heard all those scurrilous rumors circulated by the fascist press.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • So they play that on their fascist banjos, eh?
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • Joy is the true enemy of fascism.
    Mal Peet  --  Tamar
  • They worked for a Mafia leader, Arkan, who was running some sort of private fascist militia.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest
  • He understood the distinction between fascism and communism, subjects on which I was utterly ignorant.
    Russell Baker  --  Growing Up
  • With a hundred thousand demoralized colons returning from Algeria he reckoned fascism was in the cards.
    John Le Carre  --  The Spy Who Came In From The Cold
  • He got fascist haircuts done by Spadavecchia of Milan—his school actually, since Gianni was frequently overbooked.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • One after another, the leading ideologies of modern Europe — industrialism, fascism, communism, consumerism — have passed through Plauen and left their mark.
    Eric Schlosser  --  Fast Food Nation
  • But, as he was eating, he had no choice but to listen to some fascists who had come down from Milan.
    Mark Helprin  --  A Soldier of the Great War
  • He mobilized the American people and the world, going into battle, bringing hundreds and thousands of valiant and brave soldiers in America to fight fascism, to fight dictatorship, to fight Hitler.
    Elie Wiesel  --  The Perils of Indifference
  • Perhaps Fascism wanted to show its up-to-dateness, to conceal the fact that it was a retrogression; perhaps it wanted to conform to the tastes of the wealthy elite it served.
    Clement Greenberg  --  Avant-garde and Kitsch
  • The organized campaign of your clique to cut down Guild Taxation and appropriations for the education of Espers and the dissemination of Esper training to mankind is conceived in a spirit of treachery and fascism.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • He had convinced himself that trashing the Trentons’ house had not been an act of half-mad jealous pique but a piece of revolutionary anarchy — offing a couple of fat middle-class pigs, the sort who made it easy for the fascist overlords to remain in power by blindly paying their taxes and their telephone bills.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • Even if we have learned to be rightly and deeply fearful of elevating the cultural forms and conservatisms of any nation into normative and exclusivist systems, even if we have terrible proof that pride in an ethnic and religious heritage can quickly degrade into the fascistic, our vigilance on that score should not displace our love and trust in the good of the indigenous per se.
    Seamus Heaney  --  Crediting Poetry
  • In my imagination, the man I thought was trying to get inside the Secret Annex had kept growing and growing until he’d become not only a giant but also the cruelest Fascist in the world.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • It was quite clear that the brothers all joined Per Engdahl’s fascist movement, The New Sweden.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • GUIL: (Fascist.) Nobody leaves this room!
    Tom Stoppard  --  Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead
  • The humans are often puzzled to understand the range of his opinions—why he is one day almost a Communist and the next not far from some kind of theocratic Fascism—one day a scholastic, and the next prepared to deny human reason altogether—one day immersed in politics, and, the day after, declaring that all states of us world are equally "under judgment".
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Screwtape Letters
  • Fascism’s the danger, the danger now to all people.
    Richard Wright  --  Black Boy
  • ’Must’a’ heard all those unfounded rumours circulated by the Fascist press.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
  • He wasn’t a Fascist.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • She would have liked to tell them that behind Communism, Fascism, behind all occupations and invasions lurks a more basic, pervasive evil and that the image of that evil was a parade of people marching by with raised fists and shouting identical syllables in unison.
    Milan Kundera  --  The Unbearable Lightness of Being
  • But on the back, Woody Guthrie was staring at me, a cigarette hanging out of his lips, holding a guitar that said THIS MACHINE KILLS FASCISTS.
    John Green  --  Paper Towns
  • I do not believe we should all have slept so soundly had the positions been reversed and if some Communist or neo-Fascist State monopolized for the time being these dread agencies.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Iron Curtain Speech
  • I do not believe we should all have slept so soundly had the positions been reversed and if some Communist or neo-Fascist State monopolized for the time being these dread agencies.
    Winston Churchill  --  Churchill’s Sinews of Peace Speech
  • Some argue that the rise of Hitler—and Fascism—can be blamed for the return, in the 1930s, to longer skirt lengths and the restrictively tight waistline, sending women into corsets once again.
    Meg Cabot  --  Queen of Babble
  • The Fascist poem, one may fear, will be a horrid little abortion such as one sees in a glass jar in the museum of some county town.
    Virginia Woolf  --  A Room of One’s Own
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