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Benito Mussolini said, “Fascism should more appropriately be called Corporatism because it is a merger of state and corporate power.”
The deconstruction of America’s “liberal dogmas” would be facilitated by the Great Depression and Franklin D. Roosevelt’s New Deal. Contending that “government restrictions henceforth must be accepted not to hamper individualism but to protect it,” FDR successfully installed his National Recovery Administration. Roosevelt’s argument was laced with vintage Orwellian semiotics. In essence, FDR was presenting statism as individualism’s savior. Given statism’s mandate for the subordination of the individual to the collective, this contention would have appeared to have been hopelessly flawed. So, what was Roosevelt actually proposing?