Now you cannot understand anything about fascist doctrine if you do not understand that their central claim was that liberalism is antidemocratic; in other words, the fascists claimed that liberal institutions cannot represent the will of the people. They further claimed that their typical institutions, particularly the party, were more effective means to represent the will of the people. So fascists were “authoritarian democrats.”
Sadly this Business Day cartoon published today pretty much sums up the conventional wisdom now forming amongst the chattering classes and also the Jacob Zuma supporters about the veracity of our President.
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