The Long, Complicated History of the “14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism.”

The origin, history, and criticism of Laurence W. Britt’s widely-shared list.

Fascist imagery from Pink Floyd’s “The Wall,” inspired by the UK’s fascist political party, the National Front. (Photo attribution: GabeMc)

The 14 Defining Characteristics of Fascism


Use by the Right


Turnabout is Fair Play: Use by the Left

Off the Internet, Onto Paper


Photo credit: Sergio Siano

Umberto Eco Makes an Appearance

In His Own Words

So, What is Fascism?

Is the Current Administration Fascist?

Software developer, researcher on online hate speech, extremism, and radicalization.

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