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What Is Fascism? (13:14)

Key Ideas

As this video progresses, key ideas will be introduced to invoke discussion.

Key Ideas

Think about the following questions as you watch the video

  1. 02:35 Where does the word “fascism” comes from?
  2. 03:18 The video argues that defining fascism as a form of political behavior is an important distinction. Why is this?
  3. 04:20 What are some of the methods that fascists use to gain power?
  4. 05:34 Why was internationalism a threat to the fascist agenda?
  5. 08:00 Why is total war the only kind of war for fascists?
  6. 12:20 How are authoritarianism and populism distinct from fascism, even if they share some characteristics, according to the video?