"What, actually, is the difference between communism and fascism?  Both are forms of statism, authoritarianism.  The only difference between Stalin’s communism and Mussolini’s fascism is an insignificant detail in organizational structure."
by:
Leonard E. Read
(1898-1983) founder of the Foundation for Economic Education
Source:
"Neither Left Nor Right", Freeman, January/February 2006 • Volume: 56 • Issue: 1
http://www.thefreemanonline.org/features/neither-left-nor-right/
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An accurate observation. As has been here mentioned, 2 ends of the same socialist stick.
 -- Mike, Norwalk     
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    The left always puts Fascism on the right. In truth Fascism,(Nazaism) and Communism are two sides of the same coin. Hitler was a leftist.
     -- jim k, Austin, Tx     
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    It matters little to anyone not a part of the regime which oppression they live under...it's still just oppression.
     -- J Carlton, Calgary     
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    And what, pray tell, is the difference between the current U.S. Uniform Commercial Code and the regulations of communism and fascism? Damn little.
     -- E Archer, NYC     
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    A wholly reflective of reality assessment.
     -- Patrick Henry, Red Hill     
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