“The Big Lie” by Dinesh D’Souza covers the histor of the Italian Fascist and German Nazi Parties and how their ideologies tie in with the current American left. Some of the similarities are obvious, like the ties between the Brown Shirt thugs and the Antifa thugs here in America.
D’Souza shows how other shared values, such as those between the socialists and the Fascists for a strong centralized government are really two sides of the same coin. The socialists and the communists thought that their movement would gain power though class struggle. Mussolini saw that nationalism was a far stronger glue that could get his operation up and running. Ditto for Hitler, which explains why the Nazis called themselves “National Socialists.” The Nazis were German socialists. Hitler only worked with the industrialists because they were the quickest way to build his war machine.
D’Souza correctly points out that the Fascists, socialists, communists and Nazis are all left wing ideologies. They all support government control, and the end of property rights. The only thing that really made the Italian Fascists and the German Nazis “right wing” was that they went to war against Stalin’s Soviet Union … eventually. Otherwise they all have the same objectives and the same methods.
The American left is looking for the same style of government through the “Green New Deal.”