The list author says: "Fascism! Fascist! neo-Fascism! neo-Fascist!...all are common derogatory labels, usually used incorrectly. Fascism and National Socialism are commonly misunderstood as extreme capitalism, radical nationalism, extreme conservatism, or the extreme right wing. In actuality, fascism and National Socialism are none of those things, although they certainly include elements of each (along with a healthy dose of state socialism). Read what fascism and National Socialism ARE, from scholars who have studied fascism and National Socialism and from those who were unmistakeably fascists and National Socialists."
"Fascism was not simply a military dictatorship, extreme nationalism, or extreme conservatism. Rather, fascism was a militant anti-Communist movement that copied the methods of the Communists in order to fight them."
"Thought control was just as important as police-state tactics in order to make fascism work. Also, enemies of the state were defined in a collective, racial sense, which is what led to the Holocaust."
"Hitler stressed racism. Against the view that Nazism had been extreme nationalism, Hitler viewed the concept of the nation as just as outdated a concept as that of the feudal dynastic state. He also condemned capitalism, saying that neither personal wealth nor success in business should be the basis for merit in his society."
"German National Socialism can best be understood as a peculiar form of socialism that not only redistributed wealth from the German upper classes to the German lower classes, but even more strongly redistributed wealth from the conquered non-Germans (especially Jews and Slavs) to all German classes."
""Fascist" and "Nazi" were and are commonly used to name-call those who disagree with political leftists. So extreme was this tendency that the Soviets under Stalin called Trotskyites fascists and Nazis! (see the Peczkis review)."