A philosopher listed the 13 most common features of fascism - how many do you recognise?
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The most searched for word in the Merriam-Webster Dictionary following Donald Trump’s victory was ‘fascism’.

In 1995, the now late novelist, philosopher and university professor Umberto Eco wrote a piece for The New York Review of Books on the meaning of fascism.

In the article he spoke at length about his experiences living in the midst of Mussolini's brand of fascism.

He wrote:

These features cannot be organized into a system; many of them contradict each other, and are also typical of other kinds of despotism or fanaticism. But it is enough that one of them be present to allow fascism to coagulate around it.

Eco completed the article with a list of the 13 most common features of a fascist system.

Here they are, below:

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